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Margaret Corse

Margaret Dorothy (Trede) Corse, 92, died Monday afternoon, March 23, 2020, at Parkway Manor in Marion.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Margaret was born on June 30, 1927, in Steeleville to Herman and Esther Trede. She married Burton Richard Corse, and they had two children, Diane Sue and Richard.

Margaret was a stay-at-home mom until her children reached high school age. She became a licensed beautician and served clients throughout Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri for many years.

She was a longtime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marion, where she served as a quilter, organized the soup kitchen and assisted with many other programs. She enjoyed several activities, including golf, bowling, square dancing and dominoes, and loved spending time with her loved ones.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Diane Metzger and partner Diana Winson of Benton, and by her son, Richard Corse and partner Debra Walker Riddle of Metropolis; grandchildren, John Karl Metzger and wife Sandy, Kurt Allan Metzger and wife Caitlin, Dawn Deshae Hale, Richard David Corse and wife Teresa, Angela Rae Clifton and husband Kevin, and Henry Benjamin Corse and wife Courtney; great-grandchildren, Daniale Franklin, Katlynn Clark, Austin Arnold, Kameron Metzger, Kendra Metzger, Shane Metzger, Kendra Bethel, Samantha Beam, Shelby Metzger, Shannon Metzger, Hazel Metzger, Parker Metzger, Ryan Clifton, Madison Clifton, Trent Clifton, Khrystyn Gunther, Merideth Corse, Ricky Corse, Brianna Corse, Michael Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs and Deshea Corse; great great-grandchildren, Hayden Kulik, Ava Kulik, Lenden Myers, Tinsley Beam, Karsyn Kerley, Addeline Dare, Emma Dare, Nykolas Dare, Jacquelyn Dare and Bryson Gunther; sister, LaVerne Ebers of Charleston, IL; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends, former clients and fellow church members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Viola Rapp; and her brothers, Orville Trede and Eldred Trede.

Margaret’s family extends a special thank you to the staff at Parkway Manor and River to River Assisted Living facilities.

Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Margaret was a beautiful person. She was always well dressed complete with makeup and perfect hair. But as much as she was attractive on the outside, she also was a beautiful person from within. She was a mentor for several confirmands at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church including my lucky daughter Jennifer. She left a lasting impression on me and she will not be forgotten.

Dixie Handel Mar 30 2020 2:20 PM

To all of Aunt Margie's extended family. She was a bright star on this planet. I always loved how "fancy" she seemed, always appearing with her make-up perfectly applied. I always thought she was so beautiful. Alas, I know now it was just a reflection of her inner beauty. As a child I can remember lighting up when I found out Aunt Margie was going to be coming. She put up with all our shenanigans with a smile. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. I know she is rejoicing with my Gramma Rapp, and her parents, and brothers. Much love to you all. XX- Stacia

Stacia Greene Mar 26 2020 7:39 PM

Rest in peace, Margaret. We will see you again one day!

Diana Winson Mar 25 2020 10:17 PM

Mother is at peace.

Diane S Metzger Mar 25 2020 10:05 PM