Margaret Loraine Perkins, 82, of Atkinson, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 5 at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson, IL. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Vandemore Funeral Homes, Atkinson is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Margaret Perkins Memorial Fund.
Margaret was born August 15, 1931 in Ulah, IL, the daughter of Lacy and Ivy (Clark) Smith. She was married to Marvin Wexell. She later married John B. Perkins on April 1, 1971in Rock Island, IL. Margaret worked as a care giver at Galesburg Research Hospital and then later at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. Margaret enjoyed gardening, cross stich and sewing.
She is survived by 2 sons: Steve Wexell, Sparks, NV, August (Michelle) Perkins, Atkinson, IL; 1 daughter Jo (John) Mapes, Atkinson, IL; 2 step-sons: Larry (Vickie) Perkins, Galva, IL, Steve (Sue) Perkins, Moline, IL; 1 step-daughter-in-law: Arlene Perkins; 5 grandchildren: Beth Wexell, Steven Wexell, Brice Heilman, Tucker Mapes, Kylee Perkins; 4 great grandchildren: Megan Stancomb, Haley Ekin, Hudson and Knox Heilman; 1 great great grandchild: Maddie Dillbeck.
She was preceded in death by her husband John; sons Ray Wexell and Billy Perkins; 1 step-son John W. Perkins; brothers Kenny and Bill Smith.
A special thank you to Hospice Compassus, Julie and De for the special care Margaret received.