Margaret M. Richie

Margaret “Peggy” M. Richie, 85, died Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Morris Hospital.
Margaret was born Sept. 8, 1935 in rural Dwight to Kenneth and Mary (Wilkey) Black. She married Robert Richie on Feb. 14, 1970. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2002.
Margaret graduated from Dwight Township High School in 1953. She retired from Natural Gas Pipeline Company, Herscher in 1997. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, gardening, fishing, and puzzles.
She is survived by four daughters: Brenda (Bob) Chellson, of Campus; Tamela (Troy) Quinley, of Odell; Elizabeth (fiancée: Jeff Friddle) Hausman, of Coal City and Gina (Gregg) Dockins, of LaSalle; two sons, Craig (Kelli) Rafferty, of Campus and Jeffery (Stacy) Richie, of Dwight; 10 grandchildren: Kiedra (Craig) Meece, Jason (Kimberly) Simmons, Shane (Shawna) Cuddy, Jamie (Josh) Horton, Patrick (Ashley) Rafferty, Tanisha (Luke) St. John, Taylor Richie, Sophia Richie, Allison Hausman and Logan Hausman; 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Juanita Cable, of Mazon and Linda Oster, of Godley; one half-sister, Shirley Nelson, of Glasgow, KY; one half-brother, Lee (Lisa) Black, of Kentucky and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Daryl Harlon Rafferty; two daughters-in-law, Lori and Sabrina Richie and one sister, Jean Bunting.
Margaret would like to be remembered as a loving Mother and Grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Campus/Emington Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Cremation rites were accorded. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of the arrangements.