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Margaret Mary Gist 1927-2019

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Margaret Mary Gist, age 92 of Decatur, died Thursday August 1, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church (742 East Clay Decatur, Illinois) with Fr. John Burnette celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Isadore Cemetery Dalton City, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret was born in February of 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, daughter of Francis A. and Josephine Stuckey. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Margaret graduated from Decatur High School and was a homemaker. She served in the auxiliary at St. Mary’s Hospital. In August of 1945 she married Edward A. Gist and he preceded her in death in January of 2007.

Surviving are her children, Dwight E. (Brenda) Gist, Randi D. Jones, Donn M. Gist, Teri M. (Joe) Fleming, Connstance A. (Dave) McGee, Daniel F. (Rhonda) Gist, Douglas J. (Tina) Gist, Amy A. (Jeff) Shields, twenty-six grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, brother, William J. (Lona) Stuckey of Decatur,IL., sister, Elizabeth R. (John S.) Blair of Sierra Vista, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Larry Jones and grandson, Brandon Timothy Fleming.

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