Margaret R. “Marge” Wilcox, 64, of Bluford, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1949, in South Dakota, the daughter of Milton and Phyllis (Rueter) Starks. She married Ralph Wilcox and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2005.
Marge was a homemaker and served as the past president and current secretary of Jefferson County Home Extension. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church where she served as the past president and currently served as the vice president of the congregation.
She is survived by her father, Milton Starks of Bluford; daughter, Samantha Newman of Mt. Vernon; grandson, Liam Carter of Mt. Vernon; and two brothers, Edward Starks of Belvedere and Thomas Starks of Elgin.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother; and one sister, Sharon Morris.
Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Josepha Lecke officiating.
A greeting of family and friends will be from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church or Jefferson County Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.