Margery Kay (Fike) Gorden was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Homer and Margaret (Dawson) Fike. She graduated from Orange Consolidated School in 1947. She attended McPherson College in Kansas and received her home economics education degree in 1951 from Iowa State University. Margery taught homemaking classes at Newhall, New Hampton and Klemme, Iowa schools and Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va.
Margery was united in marriage to Doyle Gorden on Aug. 7, 1955, at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. They lived in Garner, Tripoli, Fort Collins, Colorado, Spirit Lake and West Union before moving to their farm new Castalia in 1971.
Margery was a member of numerous organizations, some of which were the Association for Retarded Citizens, Opportunity Homes and United Way of Winneshiek County. She was also an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, working in vacation Bible school, Session Presbyterian Women and John Knox Presbytery.
Margery is survived by her husband, Doyle; sons, Kyle (Vicki) Gorden of Elkhorn, Wis.; daughter, Margaret (Mark) Neubauer of Crystal, Minn.; three grandchildren, Dustin Gorden, Katelyn and BreAnna Neubauer; brother, Neil Fike of Waterloo; sister-in-law, Norma (Milo) Bettis of Allerton; brothers-in-law, Loel (Carol) Gorden of Winona, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.
Margery is preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Willis and Verda Gorden; daughter, Gayle and sisters-in-law, Beverly Fike, Lois Gorden, Lorena Gorden and Katherine Gorden.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union with Rev. Don Best officiating.
Organist was Sue Updegraff with vocalists Tom and Connie Buresh.
Honorary casket bearers were Ruth Drake, Dustin Gorden, Katelyn Neubauer, BreAnna Neubauer, The Tuesday Club and the Afternoon Circle of Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Corydon Cemetery.