Margaret L. "Margie" Sells, age 77, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 2:02 pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Klein Center in West Burlington, Iowa. Margie was born on March 4, 1943 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Chester and Ann Selma Knuth Chick. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1961. Margie was first married to Keith Butler and later married Gary Sells on April 9, 1982 in Stronghurst, Illinois. For many years she was employed at Admiral Corporation in Galesburg, Illinois. She later tended bar at many local establishments in Monmouth and Oquawka, Illinois. She also did house keeping and painting for a number of people locally. Margie lastly was a longtime care giver for Ruth Bergman. Her husband and her were members of the Eagles Clubs in Oquawka and she loved to go play Bingo.
She is survived by her husband Gary of Oquawka, Illinois and two daughters, Amy Beelman and Shane of Oquawka, and Cathy Jo Drechsler and Kent of Princeton, Iowa. there are two sons, Scott Butler of Gladstone, Illinois and Mark Butler of Oquawka. There are four grandchildren also surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, a sister, Clara, her brother, Bob, daughter in law, Revonne, and her grandson, Beau.
Friends may stop by and play their respects to Margie on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Cremation rites are then to be accorded. Her family has established a memorial fund for "Alzheimer's" and donations may be left at the funeral home. A celebration of her life is planned by her family at a later date. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks will be required and social distancing shall be observed.
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