Margaret Quinn


CHARLESTON – Margaret Katherine Quinn of Charleston was blessed with 102 years of life on this Earth before passing away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.

A memorial service celebrating her life is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Adams Funeral Chapel, with pastors Scott Sims and Ray Finney officiating. Inurnment is at a later time in Edgar Cemetery, Paris. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home

Mrs. Quinn was born Oct. 12, 1916, at Paris, the daughter of the late Clarence and Nelle Sawlaw Soughers. She married Arnold E. Quinn in 1934 at Brazil, Ind., and he preceded her in death in 1982.

She leaves as her legacy a dear and loving family which includes a daughter, Mary Jo Sims of rural Charleston; six grandchildren, Krista (Clay) Berner, Scott (Jacqie) Sims, Beth (Steve) Kitchen, Kelly (Michael) Dyer, Brian (Bobbi) Quinn and Melissa (Steve) Wells; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilah Nichols of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by a son, Fred C. Quinn; a sister; and three brothers.

Mrs. Quinn worked as a CNA in Paris and was a licensed beautician operating a shop in her home. She also assisted with the family business, Quinn Machine Shop located in Oliver, and cherished her role as a homemaker.

She shared her love for square dancing and line dancing with other members of the Heartland Line Dancers. She looked forward each spring to mushroom hunting and kept quite busy in the summer months with her vegetable and flower gardening. She always had a project in the making through additional interests such as oil painting, sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. She was a fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and was always up for a good game of cards.

Her family was near and dear to her heart and her day was made better if she got a call or visit from a grandchild, great-grandchild or great-great-grandchild. The family will treasure the many fond and happy memories of this wonderful woman, who touched their hearts with love and affection.

Memorial donations may be made to Standing Stone. Gifts may be left at the visitation/service or mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

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