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Memory Eternal! + Khouria Marguerite Shaheen

Memory Eternal! Khouria Marguerite Shaheen, wife of Archpriest George F. Shaheen (reposed), fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday March 20, 2016, surrounded by her family. 

Service information is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 22 - Visitation and Trisagion prayers at St. George Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids  5:00-7:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 24 - Visitation at the Cathedral of St. George in Toledo 2:00-4:00 pm; and 5:00-7:00 pm with Trisagion prayers at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 25 - Visitation at 10:00 am; Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral; Entombment at Toledo Memorial Park and Mercy Meal following.

If any clergy would like to serve at the funeral, they should contact Fr. Michael Shaheen, Dean of the Cathedral, at

Marguerite was born July 21, 1933 in Montreal Quebec, Canada. She married Fred Shaheen on November 15, 1959. With her husband they served parishes in Montreal, Toledo, Charleston, West Virginia, Syracuse, Louisville, Cambridge, Worcester as well as several Mission Parishes. During the last 9 years she was a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids. Marguerite was a homemaker, and when her children were grown she began to work in retail. She loved cooking, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and spending time with her family and her many friends. Marguerite had deep faith, lived the Gospel and passed the great faith to her family and friends. These words best describe Marguerite: deeply pious, generous, compassionate and courageous. She gave the inspiration of hope to all. Marguerite's memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children; Kh. Christina (V. Rev. Fr. John) Reimann and their children; Anastasia and Elizabeth Reimann all of San Diego, California, Lorraine (John) Daher and their children; Melissa, Edward, Meagan Daher all of Tampa, Florida, Rev. Fr. Michael (Kh. Adma) Shaheen and their children; Nathanael and Tatiana Shaheen all of Toledo, Ohio, and V. Rev. Fr. Fred (Kh. Michelle) Shaheen and their children, William, Raphael, Eirene, Zoe and Harry Shaheen all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a sister, Madeline Haddad of Montreal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michel and Annette (Dipici) Haddad, her husband, V. Rev. Fr. George Shaheen, her siblings; John Haddad, Jamilie Rahal and Marina Audette.

Memorials may be made to St. George Orthodox Church at 3650 Cottage Grove Avenue S.E., Cedar Rapids, 52403. Condolences can be offered on her Cedar Memorial webpage.

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