After a long career as an executive secretary, she retired from General Tire. When she began working, manual typewriters were standard office equipment and her typing and shorthand skill and speed were impressive. By the time she retired, she had become proficient in computer use.
Margie was always interested in learning and was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.
As an adult she obtained her Associate’s Degree from Rend Lake College and a few years later, her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University.
She was an avid reader from the time she was a girl, particularly enjoying British mysteries and could absolutely disappear into a book for hours. She also had a deep appreciation for the elements of design and style and had “a good eye.” In later years, she pursued the hobbies of writing poetry and painting (watercolor and oil), especially enjoying the interplay of color.
The family wishes to extend its thanks to her caretakers at the ASTA Care Center of Rockford. Their persistent and heartfelt care was appreciated by Margie and her family.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Anderson Smith Cemetery just off the Log Cabin Road, southeast of Mt. Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Salem Cemetery: 107 Mockingbird Lane, Woodlawn, IL 62898, 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.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences