Canton – Margaret Jean Neill, 101, of Canton, passed away at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on June 20, 1917 in Cuba, IL to Andrew S. and Dora M. (Pancerik) Lesko. She married Archie M. Neill on April 5, 1941 in Keokuk, IA, he preceded her in death on November 15, 2004.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers, and one sister.
Surviving are two children, Barbara (Jon) Meline of Bloomington, IL and Thomas (Lorraine) Neill of Canton, IL; one grandson, Jeff; two great-grandsons, Michael and Billy; and several nieces and nephews.
In her younger years she worked at Gross Galesburg Clothing in Abington, IL and later was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic Faith. Margaret loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking, crocheting, traveling, eating out, and coffee at Hy-Vee with her sister Helen and friends. Special thanks to her wonderful caregivers at Renaissance Care Center and also her neighbor, Heather Dwyer for always helping her with her remote.
Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 1-2 PM. Burial will follow the services at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or St. Mary’s Food Pantry. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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