Margaret Ann Spencer nee Moorhead, 91, of Blue Island passed from this life Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Lee E. Spencer, who passed away January 14, 2001. Margaret is the loving mother of Sharon (Michael) Prepura and Sandra (Gerald) Stenson. She is the devoted grandmother of Christine (Matthew) Eckert, Michael (Meghan) Prepura, Gerald (Rachel) Stenson III and Richard (Samantha) Stenson. Margaret is the proud great grandmother of Destiny, Christian, Michele, Calliope, Eleanor, Collette and Oliver. She was the dear sister of the late John (late Leta) Moorhead.
Margaret was a resident of Blue Island since 1954 and a member of Ev. Community Church of Blue Island. She was formerly employed by the Blue Island Sun Standard and the Southtown Economist. Margaret was well known to all the residents of Blue Island and the students of the various school districts. She was dedicated to the community made sure that all the local events and celebrations were published. Margaret was awarded the Illinois Press Woman Of The Year in 1976 and also was awarded the Pulitzer Plum. She was the past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Margaret was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Visitation for Margaret will be held Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 am at the Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 S. Greenwood Ave., Blue Island. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park.