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Margaret White

12/22/1957 - 2/10/2020

PEKIN ~ Margaret Elizabeth (Candler) White, 62, of Pekin, passed away at 10:03 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born December 22, 1957 in Pekin to John Harold and Clea Rae (Hawkins) Candler, she married Edward Wayne White on December 21, 1991 in Bartonville. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2016 in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one great nephew; many other loved ones and her canine companion, Sammy.

She and her husband raised their great niece, Jamiya A. Johnson of Pekin, who survives. Also surviving are one brother, John (Lynn) Candler of Green Valley; three sisters, Laura (Ralph) Coy and Leslie Tolbert, both of Pekin, and Diana Johnson of Peoria; one brother-in-law, Carl (Pat) White of Nebo, one sister-in-law, Cindy White of Griggsville; and many precious nieces and nephews, including Terricka Kohtz of Manito.

A homemaker, Margaret was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church (Sand Prairie) in Green Valley; Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673 and American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville.

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Smithville Cemetery in rural Hanna City, with Pastor Chris Sansom and DCE William Kruger officiating. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church (Sand Prairie), 13443 Townline Road, Green Valley, Illinois 61534.

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