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NAME Margueritte "Marge" A. Hyde, age 75, of Elburn fought through many battles in the last years but her thoughts were always centered on her family. Though her body suffered her spirit battled on until she passed from this life into the next on April 18, 2004 surrounded by the love of her family knowing she would forever be in their hearts. BORN She was born September 14, 1928, the daughter of Robert and Martha (Cheser) Mattingly in Springfield, KY. CHILDHOOD Marge grew up in Springfield and attended local schools. Marge was one of ten children and when she was sixteen she and two of her brothers decided to leave and make a new start in Sycamore, IL. MARRIED On April 20, 1946 she was united in marriage to Richard W. Hyde in Sycamore. They continued to make their home in Sycamore where Marge began raising a family of seven children. While tending her family, Marge also worked as a waitress at Kendall\\\\\\\’s Ranch for a time before making her 35 year mark with Pheasant Run Resort as a manager. She was so loved that when Marge was no longer able to drive, Pheasant Run would send an employee who lived near by to drive her to work, doing their small part to keep "mom" in the Pheasant Run Family. With the children grown in 1975, Marge made a new start in St. Charles for many years until 1994 when because of her declining health she decided to move in with her daughter Linda in Elburn. In December of 2001, Marge had to leave her job at Pheasant Run behind and concentrated on managing her growing family in Elburn and spending as much time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as possible.LIFE NOTES Marge’s house was her home and it was there where she felt the most peace and happiness. Surrounded by the love of her family she made everyday feel special. When the week came to a close, she also enjoyed her weekend getaways to her grandson and granddaughter-in-law where there was never a loss for laughter and new memories to pass on. When it came to holidays, Christmas and Thanksgiving were her favorite, and from her children down to the smallest great-grandchild, a birthday was never missed. A little known fact was Marge’s penchant for gummi-worms and the appetite of ten men when it came to Chinese food. It is these memories and thousands more that live on as a legacy in the hearts of friends and family. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten. SURVIVORS She now leaves her 5 daughters: Linda Whitmer of Elburn, Dorothy Jensen of Largo, FL, Mary Eberly of Sycamore, IL, Martha (Nick) Villagomez of Genoa, IL, and Peggy (Wendel) Mattis of DeKalb, IL;2 Sons: Richard (Linda) Hyde and Jerry (Terry) Hyde both of DeKalb;17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren;3 brothers: Leroy, Bobby and Earl Mattingly all of Louisville, KY;3 sisters: Joyce Durr of Danville, KY, Frances Steinberger of Springfield, KY, and Mary Wood of Danville, KY;Many nieces and nephews and a close family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her parents Robert and Martha;Four brothers Walter, Armand, Billy Jo, and Porter Mattingly. MEMORIALS Memorials may be made in her name and mailed to P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.
VISITATION Friends may call at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, from 4-8p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004. SERVICES A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30a.m., Thursday, April 22, at Conley Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Persson, pastor of the First Baptist in Sycamore, IL
Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.