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MARGARET "PEGGY" ATHERTON


1934 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
WATERMAN – Margaret "Peggy" Atherton, 78, of Waterman, Ill., and formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb.
Born Oct. 20, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Rudolph and Hermione (Dvorak) Schwimmer, she was united in marriage to William G. Atherton.
She is survived by her daughters, Joan (David) Bobson of DeKalb and Carolyn Atherton of Plainfield; grandchildren, Brent Hopkins of DeKalb, Shelby (Kyle Happ) Hettel of Waterman, Matt Hettel of Charlotte, S.C., and Taylor (Tyler Larkin) Catron of DeKalb; great-grandson, Landon Happ; and siblings, Harry (Barbara) Schwimmer of Lowell, Ind., and Charlotte Brebach of Albuquerque, N.M.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William; brother, Rudolph Schwimmer; and sister, Lolita Hayward.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Torman Funeral Home, 510 Flagg St., in Paw Paw. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service. Interment will follow at South Paw Paw Cemetery.
For information, contact Torman Funeral Home at 815-627-3811. Online condolences can be expressed at www.TormanFuneralHome.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Jan. 11, 2013
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