Margaret Mary England

November 7, 1925February 13, 2021

PEKIN ~ Margaret Mary England, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Pekin Manor.

Born November 7, 1925 in Deer Creek to Will and Esther May (Lander) Hasty, she married Donald B. “Ham” England on March 19, 1944 in Bloomington. He died September 18, 1995 in Danville. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald England; one grandson, Edward Sheets; one sister, Lorene Yoder and one brother, Eldon Hasty.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean A. (William Atwood) Sheets of Elmwood; two sons, David (Cheri Mahony) England of Peoria and Dr. Terry (Dr. Monica DeGrauwe) England of Clinton; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ethelene Martin of Hopedale and Eva (Gilford) Zook of Eureka.

Margaret had worked as a cashier at 14th Street Hardware in Pekin until its closing. She had also worked at Stafford Dairy in Pekin as a cashier.

She enjoyed reading and embroidering. She was devoted to her family, always watching out for them.

Margaret was a 50 plus year member of First Christian Church in Pekin.

Her graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Mackinaw Township Cemetery. Pastor Mark Foglio will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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Nic Maquet

February 20, 2021

I grew up going in and out of 14th st hardware and knew her since I was a young child.She was always such a wonderful woman to talk to.

Zoe Benson

February 20, 2021

My heart goes out to everyone in the England family. Margaret was my mother in law for many years and a wonderful grandmother to my children. She was an amazing, sweet, gentle and caring woman. I know she will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I pray that the memories of Margaret give you comfort and that she now rests in peace.

Kimby Zook

February 18, 2021

I will miss Aunt Margaret so much. I have so many loving memories of her and so enjoyed visiting with her.

I remember several times I went to her home for lunch and she made my favorite meal of chicken and rice and salad (with her delicious homemade salad dressing). She gave me her salad dressing recipe and I will always cherish it and think of her.

I will also treasure as a little girl playing with the England dogs, Taffy and Mick (I hope I have their names spelled correctly).

Rest in peace Aunt Margaret. You are now with Ed, Don and all the family that passed before you. I love you.

Kimby Zook

Ellen Sunderland

February 17, 2021

Has always been a big sister to both my little sister and myself, when we where growing up as children. She has always been a Aunt to my son son and daughter for there whole lives. So the Sunderland family sends there sympathies to Margaret's family...She will be deeply missed in our lifes.

Bobbie Craig

February 17, 2021

My deepest sympathies to your family on the passing of Margaret.As grandmothers we shared the same two grand children. She was a very special, lovely lady and will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers today as you say goodbye. God be with you all!!.

Barbara Lercher

February 17, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Margaret,s passing. I lived & grew up down the street from the England family. Margaret was always very kind & friendly. She always had a smile to offer.
Keeping you all in prayer during this difficult time.

Lois McCoy

February 16, 2021

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Rich Hawkins

February 16, 2021

To the England Family Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you in your loss. Margaret was such a blessing to us and so kind and thoughtful. She might have been diminutive but she was powerful in her spirit and we will miss her. Sincerely, Rich and Carlene Hawkins from First Christian Church.

Marilyn Southwood

February 15, 2021

My late husband and I often sat in the same pew at Church with Margaret, and she always had a friendly smile and pleasant greeting. And then when Dick was also at Pekin Manor before he died I'd often meet Margaret in the halls, and her pleasant personality was still very evident. Such a sweet lady!

Clayton and Mary Bontz

February 15, 2021

We remember this nice lady from our favorite hardware store. Our sympathy to all of the family.