Margaret A (Dixon) Smith

September 8, 1938 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 82)


Margaret A. Smith, age 82, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 12:53 pm on Saturday July 10, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Margaret was born on September 8, 1938 in rural Lewistown, Illinois. She is the daughter of Worth and Fay Anna Rarik Dixon.  Margaret attended local schools in Avon, Illinois and later married Lee Arnold Smith on February 23, 1957 in Sugar Tree Grove Church of Hale Township in Warren County. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1968 after a farm accident. Margaret was employed by several jobs before becoming employed at Maytag Corporation of Galesburg where she was an assembler and worked until her retirement on May 25, 2000. She enjoyed crocheting, and handwork and made toy dolls. She most loved her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a great mother raising her five children. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Taylor of Monmouth, Illinois and Rosalie Stone of Spring Valley, Illinois.  There are two sons, Harold Smith of Galesburg, Illinois and Terry Smith and Heather of Galesburg, Illinois. There are sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren also surviving. 
Preceding her in her death are her parents, husband, one son, Russell, one granddaughter, and eight brothers and sisters. 
A funeral service is planned at 11:00 am on Friday July 23, 2021 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will then follow in the Berwick Cemetery where she will be placed next to her husband. 

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Funeral Service
July 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth
301 South Main Street 
Monmouth, IL 61462

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