Mary Margaret Muder

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LIBERTY, Ill. -- Mary Margaret Muder, 85, of Liberty, died on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1928, in Sullivan County, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Esther LaFaver Walker.

Mary was a graduate of Green City (Mo.) High School and the Blessing School of Nursing in Quincy.

She married Howard Muder on Nov. 4, 1950, in Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty. He survives.

Mrs. Muder was a registered nurse in the Blessing Hospital Maternity Ward for 27 years, retiring in 1992.

Mary was a longtime and active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty. She was a Sunday school teacher and was part of the Women's ELCA. She was also a member of the Blessing 10 Year Plus Club.

Mary was an avid reader. She also enjoyed puzzles and her flower garden. She considered her richest blessing in life her family and the time she spent with them.

She is survived by five children, Kent Muder and his wife, Becky, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Roseann Locke and her husband, Michael, of Liberty, William Muder and his wife, Kathy, of Quincy, James Muder and his wife, Melanie, of Liberty, and Aaron Muder of Liberty; 13 grandchildren, Eric Muder, Amy Roberts, Michelle Tournear and her husband, Daniel, Adam Locke, Shawn Muder and his wife, Heather, Kasey Brockunier and her husband, Travis, Nathan Muder and his wife, Jera, Mandy Milhauser and her husband, Michael, Tracy Goings, Christopher Muder, Melissa Muder, Nikki Skirvin and her husband, Andy, and Austin Muder; 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Walker and his wife, Marie, Eugene Walker, Lynn Walker and his wife, Clarice, and Jerald Walker and his wife, Bonnie; three sisters, Marjorie Keith and her husband, James, Esta Fulghum and her husband, Robert, and Ruby Heppe and her husband, George; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Walker; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, David and Beth Muder; a great-grandchild: Ty Muder; a brother, Wayne Walker and a sister in law, Edna Mae Walker.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Liberty. Interment will be in Xander Cemetery at Liberty.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy.

MEMORIALS: Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy.

Condolences may be expressed online at
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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2014