Margaret E. Rowland
November 26, 1948 – December 31, 2020
Margaret E. Rowland, age 72, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 9:09 p.m. at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Nov. 26, 1948 in Peoria to Francis and Dorothy (Reents) Donovan. She married Archie Rowland, Jr on Dec. 16, 1966 in Peoria. He passed away May 23, 2017 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Seth Allen Hardin, and one sister, Donna Beard.
Survivors include three children: Alfie (Rene Danneels) Rowland of Peoria, Olivia (Kile) Axsom-Hardin of Mapleton, Andrew Rowland of East Peoria, and five grandchildren: Lamia, Sedona, Kaden, Walker and Manny. She is also survived by four sisters: Mary Plemons of Washington, Kathleen Anderson of Blacksburg, VA, Jerri Ann (Don) Carlson of Peoria, Rita Cully of Peoria, and one brother, Richard Donovan of Peoria.
Margaret worked and retired from Sears after numerous years. While there she held several positions. She was proud of the fact she earned an Associations Degree in Accounting from ICC. She also enjoyed volunteering for over ten years as an Election Judge for East Peoria.
She loved attending all the grandkids events and was an active part in their lives. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed participating in various charity walks in the Peoria area.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorials may be made to the Community Bible Church at 601 N. Bellevue Blvd. Memphis, TN, 38107.
You may view Margaret’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com
Community Bible Church
601 N. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee 38107
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Margaret E. Rowland
January 6, 2021
I am so grateful for the more than 40 years that I had the opportunity to know and be friends with Peggy. We had a lot of memories from having children the same ages, bunco for more than twenty years, and becoming grandparents together. Many good times were shared throughout the years. This picture is just an example. She will be truly missed