Margaret Ann “Peggy” Miller, age 87, of Quincy, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 12:42 pm, in her home.
Margaret was born March 26, 1931 in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of William T. and Bess R. Rufner Williams. She married Richard W. Miller on May 7, 1949 in Greenup, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1978.
Peggy was a 1948 graduate of Casey Township High School in Casey, Illinois. After her marriage to Richard, they moved to Springfield where she was employed by the State of Illinois. Peggy and Richard lived briefly in Louisville, Kentucky then spent seven years in Memphis, Tennessee and later Northbrook, Illinois. In 1967, they settled in Quincy and Peggy worked at home as well as spending five years employed at Greenmount Cemetery and finally was an associate at the JC Penney store for over ten years, until her retirement.
Peggy thoroughly enjoyed her Penney’s coffee group on Tuesday’s. She loved to read and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, listening to games on the radio at every opportunity.
Peggy was devoted to her family and made her home the gathering place for family and friends. She always took an active interest in the lives and activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four children, Jim (Mary) Miller of Crystal Lake, IL, Scott (Sue) Miller of Springfield, IL, Jan (Kirk) Frageman of Quincy, and Beth (Scott) Kniel of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Tim (Kaye Byers) Miller, Keith (Kylie) Miller, Danny (Maddy Chudik) Miller, Angela (Brian) Smith, Scott (Marissa) Miller, Jr., Lori (Steve Deverger) Tunget, Lucas (Angie) Frageman, and Eric Kniel; nine great-grandchildren, Blake, Logan, Garrett, Micah, Ben, Luke, Everly, Oliver and Ellie.
In addition to her husband, Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles and Kenneth Williams, and a sister, Elizabeth Johnson.
Visitation: 2:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday, February 3, 2019, in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy.
Inurnment: A private graveside service will be held in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.
Memorials: Transitions Foundation, Quincy Public Schools Foundation, or Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL)
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.