Margaret Luther

Posted Online: June 29, 2014, 8:22 pm
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Margaret E. Luther, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at her home.
Services for Mrs. Luther will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Margaret was born on Sept. 30, 1923, in Centerville, Iowa, a daughter of James Faye Seals and Ella L. Bland Seals. She married Weldon "Red" Luther on Oct. 5, 1937, in Unionville, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2002.
Margaret and her husband, Red, owned and operated Cramer's Tavern in Rock Island for many years. She then went to work for the Rock Island-Milan school system before her retirement. Margaret was a member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, and the Rock Island VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and doing crafts.
Survivors include her children, Larry (Kay) Luther, Amana, Iowa, Kathy (James) Dean, Rock Island; a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Werner, Rock Island; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Lodestein, Bettendorf, and Sharon Muncie, Pace, Fla.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Weldon; a son, Lance Luther Sr.; and three brothers.
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