DeKALB – Margaret Rose Myers, 68, of DeKalb, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her son's home in Paw Paw.|
Born Nov. 20, 1943, in DeKalb, the daughter of Glenn R. and Dorothy (Rowe) Myers, she attended Cortland and DeKalb schools. After receiving her GED in 1965, she graduated from Kishwaukee College magna cum laude; beauty schools and barber college, where she later taught; and received her nursing degree from Sauk Valley Community College in 1993. She was attending Northern Illinois University at the beginning of her illness.
After working in several DeKalb area factories, she owned Margaret's Fashion Flair Beauty Salon and Mr. Barber Shop, and was a taxi/limousine driver. She was employed by Illinois Department of Human Services and was night nursing supervisor at Elgin Mental Health Center and Mabbly Developmental Center in Dixon until early retirement.
Margaret married Keith Hill in 1959, Kenneth Laws in 1962 and Roger Phillips in 1968.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy; children, Randy (Gale) Hill of Paw Paw, Traci Hill of Anchorage, Alaska, and Penny Rice of Lexington, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Tom (Dana) Hill, Amanda (Dan) Lancaste, Trina (Darrell) Fletcher, Glenn Hill and Jessica Hill; eight great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1983 and brother, Lester, in 1984.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Kenneth Anderson of St. Mary Catholic Church, DeKalb, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Anderson Funeral Home, with a Wake service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Margaret R. Myers Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Oct. 12, 2012