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Margaret Worden, age 81, of Maple Park, IL, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
She was born on December 19, 1937, in Aurora, IL, to proud parents, William and Anna (Medernach) Hanson.
Marge grew up in Virgil Township on the family farm and attended local schools. She graduated from Maple Park High School with the class of 1955.
Floyd Worden found the love of his life at a car hop, in Sycamore. Marge was introduced by a mutual friend and that was all the help they needed to begin a lifelong love affair. They were united in marriage on December 31, 1955 at the justice of the peace. Then on April 14, 1956, they had a Catholic ceremony at St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church in Sycamore. They began their new life together in an apartment in Sycamore then moved into a home, also in Sycamore. In 1957, they were blessed with twin boys but with no more room. They rented the old school house on Peterson and McGough road for nine years. Eventually they built their own home in 1966, on the family property in Virgil Township. In 1999, they retired to their lake house in Wisconsin which they purchased in the 1980â€™s and used as a vacation home up until moving their permanently. They wintered in Arcadia, FL, but after Margeâ€™s stroke in 2013, they returned to their roots once again and built a home better suited for the care of Marge in Virgil.
Marge began working at Moline Malleable in St. Charles before beginning a career at General Electric in 1956. After 41 years of dedicated service, Marge retired in 1995.
Marge was a member of a womenâ€™s group at General Electric. The Gen-E-Dekâ€™s met once a month, as well as a girlâ€™s trip once a year. She was also a faithful member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she helped clean the church and work luncheons.
Marge was a social butterfly of the highest caliber and was a loving and caring soul. Her years of wisdom were passed down to the next generation. Making a “proper bed” and cooking in the kitchen were some of her specialties. Her sense of humor helped buoy the darkest moments, and she shared that sunshine with everyone she met. Her favorite times were spent on the beach but family vacations, no matter the destination, were high on the list. She and Floyd travelled to all of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada, Jamaica and Aruba also made the list. Marge had a close knit family who relied on each other in times of need, and Marge was always there to help. Her family ran a close second to her faith. She enjoyed spending time surrounded by all her loved ones, especially the great grandchildren, with whom she got down on the floor, making one-of-a-kind memories.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Floyd; two sons: Ronald (Kathy) Worden and Donald (Robyn) Worden; two grandchildren: Melissa Worden and Jeremy Worden; two great-granddaughters: Kayla and Katie Schweisthal; Four siblings: William “Bill” Hanson, Anthony “Tony” Hanson, Mary (Ron) Pondelick and Linda Hanson Dittman; many nieces, nephews and a family of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Hanson and three siblings: Josephine Weiland, Patricia Sak and Virginia Hanson Seed.
Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., with a Mass to begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Virgil, IL. Interment will follow at S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Margaretâ€™s name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Margaret Worden Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.
Will follow visitation
Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m., with a Mass to begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Virgil, IL.
Interment will follow at S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.