Margaret Waldbeesser

PEORIA - Margaret Mary Boles Waldbeesser, 74, of Peoria passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

She was born on June 8, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Lyle and Nita Radichel Boles. She married Herbert D. Waldbeesser on Sept. 25, 1955, in Peoria.

She was the matriarch of the family and well-loved by all, including her husband, Herbert. She was the mother of Mary (David) March of Mesa, Ariz., Elizabeth Dotson of Peoria, Diana (Richard) Luncsford Jr. of Trivoli, Karen (Rick) Gwaltney of Mesa, Ariz., Michael (Michelle) Waldbeesser of West Peoria, Mark (Vikki) Waldbeesser of Hanna City, Trisha (David) Fowler of Edmond, Okla., and William "Happy" Boles of Yuma, Ariz. She was a grandmother to Briana, Tracy, Matthew, Joshua, Erick, Austin, Joanne, Kristen, Andrew, Logan, David and Tia; great-grandmother to Michaella, Serenity, Desarae, Kaden, Ellaina, Colton, Ethan, Conner, Jaden, Samuel and Jaelynn; and great-great-grandmother to Osean. Her siblings are Elizabeth Boles, Merry McCarrick, Joseph Hoover, James Hoover and Ann Alley. Her family also includes numerous nieces, nephews and others.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Lawrence Joseph Hoover Sr., who raised her; brothers, John Hoover and William Boles; and son-in-law, Randy Dotson.

Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the American Legion Post 979, 4501 Airport Road, Bartonville, Ill., to remember her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to the South Side Mission.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 16, 2014