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Margaret Louise Wiley, 94, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Carrier Mills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Margaret was born on October 4, 1925 in Jacksonville, IL to Samuel Jackson Wiley and Ruth Carlton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Nina McCarty and Grace Wiley; husband Daniel Embody; son, David Embody and niece, Lois McCarty Greene.
Margaret is survived by her three children, Carolyn Embody of Joliet, Connie (Joe) Edmon of Joliet and Richard (Jackie) Embody of Tunnel Hill; daughter in law, Arlene Embody of Athens, AL; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was raised in Jacksonville by her loving father and two dear sisters, Nina and Grace, who helped raise her since her mother died when she was only two years old. Margaret married Daniel Embody and raised four children in Jacksonville. After raising her children, she worked at Capital Records for many years. Upon retiring, she moved to Marion to be closer to her sons. Margaret enjoyed many happy years living in Southern Illinois. She made many friends there and often went on bus tours with other seniors. Margaret stayed in contact with friends in Jacksonville and never wanted to miss her class reunions. She will be missed by all her friends and family.
Margaret’s wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Marion Senior Citizens Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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