Margaret C. Wall, 83, of Teutopolis, passed away peacefully at 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Teutopolis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Cancer Center, St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospice or The Cross Foundation. Bauer Funeral Home, Teutopolis, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
She was born April 6, 1930, to Albert and Clara (Rechtiene) Adams. She was a 1948 graduate of Teutopolis High School. Margaret (Margie) followed in her four older sisters’ footsteps, and continued to further her education at St. Ann’s School of Nursing in Chicago, earning her Registered Nursing degree in 1951. Throughout her nursing career and lifetime, she utilized her nursing skills in many ways. She retired in September 1991 after 25 years of working as a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid. After her retirement, she continued to serve her community by volunteering in various ways but, her job being a mother was the one she enjoyed the most. She liked gardening, shopping with her daughters, any time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and keeping in touch with her many friends.
On Jan. 28, 1952, she married Francis J. Wall from Chicago. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1985. They were blessed with five daughters and two sons.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen (John) Dasenbrock, Terri (Ronnie – deceased) Heuerman, Ellen (Steve) Thoele, Mary Ann, Charlie (Judy) Wall and Carolyn (Norm) Evans. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Kelly Dolores (Jim) Taylor of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and brother Joe (Kay) Adams of Effingham.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Clara Adams; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Naomi (Mary) Wall; husband, Frank; son, Frank; and son-in-law, Ronnie Heuerman. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Marie Albright, Fran Schultz and Adele Rhodes; and brothers, George, Charlie and Lonnie Adams.