Margaret R. Gill, 85, of Independence, MO, formerly of Streator passed away July 14, 2018 in Independence, MO.
A celebration of Margaret’s Life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday August 11, 2018 at the Elias Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Kissling will officiate and also conduct graveside services in Riverview Cemetery. A visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Elias Funeral Home.
She was born October 8, 1932 in Streator, she was the daughter of Willard F. and Ethel M. (Wichman) Schaefer. She married Lester W, Gill in June of 1956, he passed away in June of 1987.
She is survived by her son Jonathan L. (Dona) Gill of Blue Springs, MO, grandchildren Megan Gill of Chicago, IL and Spencer Gill of Blue Springs, MO.
Margaret’s mother taught her to play the piano at the age of 4 and she loved being involved with music the rest of her life. She attended Mud Lane School in rural Streator, graduated from Streator Township High School class of 1950. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, IL in 1954 with high honor’s. She taught vocal music in Illinois public schools from 1954 - 1982, she then worked at Beulah Land Christian Home as activity coordinator from 1982 to 2000 and then became music director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 2000-2006. In 2010 Margaret moved to Independence, MO to be near her family.
Donations may be directed to American Heart Association.