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Margaretta E Kirchgessner

February 25, 1921 May 27, 2011
Margaretta E Kirchgessner
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Margaretta E. Kirchgessner 90, of Lacon, formerly of Peoria died at 1:13 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon. Born February 25, 1921 in Millbrook Township, Illinois to Albert and Mary Agnes Belford Short. She married Alfred J. Kirchgessner on May 31, 1947 in Peoria. He passed away on January 5, 1991 in Peoria. Also preceding her in death is one sister and one brother. Surviving are four sons; Edwin (Ramona) of Montgomery, Alabama, Richard of Peoria, Thomas of The Woodlands, Texas, and Ron (Vickie) of Peoria. Also two daughters Rose (James Sr.) Gomes of Eureka and Margaret (Jerry) Bowers of Richmond, Virginia. 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and two brothers Jim (Barbara) Short and Francis Short both of Florida. She was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed collecting stuffed bears, playing Bingo, baking and needlework. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Holy Family Church. Franciscan Friars officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Rosary at 6:45 p.m. Further visitation will be 30 minutes before the services at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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