Margaret S. (Smith) Roberts (1912 - 2014)

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Margaret S. Roberts, 101, of Springfield and formerly of Griggsville, died early Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.

She was born July 8, 1912, in Naples, the daughter of the late Jesse and Lula Mae Williams Smith.

She married Benjamin Roberts on June 4, 1932, in Pittsfield, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1979.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Schramer (Mathias) of Port Orchard, Washington and Marjorie Beilstein (Steven) of Springfield; four grandchildren, Leslie Schramer (Kevin Montgomery) and Karen Beilstein (Michael) all of Chicago, Paul Beilstein (Shereen Oca) of Urbana, Kristine Schramer (Mark Taggart) of Cortona, Italy; three sisters, Cecile Foster and Beulah Dunham both of Pittsfield, Helen Scranton of Hershman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Edward Smith in infancy and John Smith; and a sister, Glenna Smith.

Margaret was a past employee of Griggsville Veterinary Clinic in Griggsville, where she was office manager. She was a member of the Griggsville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Chautauqua Circle, and past board member of the Skinner House, as well many other community clubs and organizations.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Griggsville United Methodist Church in Griggsville. Burial will be at Griggsville Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Griggsville United Methodist Women, Cunningham Children's Home/Urbana, or the Skinner House all c/o Airsman-Hires Chapel, Rt. 107, Griggsville, Ill. 62340. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 13, 2014
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