Margaret R. Cunningham
Margaret R. Cunningham
  • October 29, 1918 - April 15, 2015
  • Illinois

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Margaret Ruth Cunningham, 96 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Albion.

Margaret was born October 29, 1918 in Ellery, IL. Her parents were Herbert and Gertrude (Tinckham) Mann. She married Arthur Neal Cunningham, March 6, 1938 in Albion, IL and he preceded her in death May 24, 1988.

She was an active member of the Little Prairie Christian Church since childhood and taught Sunday School for several years. She was a member of the Progressive Women's Club in Ellery, IL. She enjoyed gardening and flowers were her specialty. Her passion was quilting and she blessed each grandchild and great-grandchild with a quilt. Cooking and baking were favorite pastimes; raisin pie was her most requested dish. She loved her family and her pride and joy was her "grandchildren and greats".

Margaret is survived by 1 daughter; Ruth (Jim) Barnett of Albion, IL, 2 sons; A. Junior (Linda) Cunningham of Jasonville, IN, David (Leah) Cunningham of Ellery, IL, 1 sister; Hazel Perkins of Albion, IL, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son; Kenneth, 1 brother; Gilbert, 1 sister; Martha and 2 grandchildren; Bradley Kent Cunningham and Keith Allen Barnett.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00AM at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Burial will be in Little Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6:00-8:00PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Little Prairie Cemetery Fund.