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Margaret Leydon

Margaret Leydon

Margaret Allen, nee Gillespie, Leydon, 78, of Percy, IL; born on April 29, 1940 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Leydon was a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Margaret loved to quilt, she was an artist when it came to painting and making quilts. She was a very loving and caring person.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Glover and Grace, nee Brown, Gillespie. One brother – Roy Gillespie.

She is survived by her children – Jean (Steve) Mathis; Mary (Richard) Needle; Michael Ray Allen I. Her step-children – Tina (Sam) Pierce; Debbie (Steve) Quinlan; Brad Williams; Steve Williams; Lorie (Terry) Curtis. Six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Two brothers – Glover “Junior” Gillespie, Jr.; Delmar Gillespie. One sister – Sharon Parks.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to the Percy Baptist Chuch.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Percy Village Cemetery on Saturday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Heil, Schuessler and Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. She was a despicable whore who ruined my mother’s life. May she burn in hell.

  2. Lela Gillespie Neisler says:

    I am sorry to see my cousin, Margaret has passed away. I had not seen her since I was a small child. I had wanted to contact her and let her know that my half-brother, Ralph Schenke had passed away last fall as he was 77. She knew him growing up. People in Marissa would remember him as a cousin to Stanley and Gary Schenke.

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