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Margaret Faber

PRINCETON — Margaret J. Faber, 86, of Princeton  passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1923, in Manhattan, Ill., to Daniel O. and Edna M. (Hollerich) Murphy. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1943. She graduated from IVCC in business management and accounting in 1945. She worked for Josten's for 10 years, Harper Wyman for 7 years, and 20 years for Bureau County United Way as an executive secretary. She married Melvin L. Richards in 1944. He died in 1983. She then married Norman E. Faber in 1985. He died in 2001.

She was an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Council of Catholic Women. She was a charter member of Princeton Junior Women's Club, Women of the Moose, Prairie Arts Council, and Perry Memorial Auxiliary. 

She is survived by one niece, Marianna M. Kohl of Michigan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two brothers, one sister, and two sons, Gary Lynn and Daniel Allen Richards.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Father Edward Harkrader and Father Jeffery Stirniman officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton assisted the family.

Memorials may be directed to Council of Catholic Women, Bureau County United Way, or St. Louis Church.


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