Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Margaret A. Shields

10/26/1946 - 12/11/2013


Pekin ~ Margaret Ann Shields, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 6:13p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Pekin Hospital.

Born October 26, 1946 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Isom Edward and Alta Mae (Brown) Stroud, she married Douglas M. Shields on September 16, 1967 in Sunnyland.  He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael D. Shields and Duane A. Shields, both of Pekin; one grandson, Andrew Michael Shields of East Peoria; two sisters, Pearl Lappin of Peoria, Dora Brown of North Pekin; one brother, Thomas (Connie) Stroud of East Peoria and one sister-in-law, Diane Stroud of Bartonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Bertha, Helen, Edna, Hazel and Patricia; and two brothers, Stanley and Sherman.

Margaret had worked as a private care giver since 1988.  Prior to that, she had worked for Community Care from 1983 until 1988.

A devoted and loving grandmother, she enjoyed sewing, camping, country music and her Dachshund, Heidi.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at Glendale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the mausoleum.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

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