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Margaret L. Elliott

Margaret L. Elliott, 92, of Argenta, IL passed away 7:51 A.M. July 13, 2022 in her residence surrounded by family.


Graveside services will be held 1:30 PM Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Pastor Jonathan Scott officiating. Visitation will be 12 – 1 PM Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL.


Margaret was born July 16, 1929 in Springfield, MO the daughter of Lonnie and Wilma (Walton) Alexander. She married Gerald E. Elliott December 10, 1949 in Taylorville, IL. He passed away January 22, 1982.


Survivors include her son, Kenneth G. (Sandi) Elliott, Fisher, IL and daughter, Dianne L. Kostner, Argenta, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Wanda Ford, and two brothers, Don Barbee and Leonard Barbee.


Margaret graduated from Woodruff High School, Peoria, IL and attended Bradley University.  She joined the Argenta Presbyterian Church on January 29, 1956 and served as church school superintendent, choir member, deacon, elder, chair and secretary of PW (women’s group).  She was a member of DMH Lodestar and the Prairie River Historical Society.  Margaret worked at Decatur Memorial Hospital for 23 years as a computer operator and procedure writer.


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