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Margaret Emmerson

Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 12:28 p.m. CDT

SHEFFIELD — Margaret M. Emmerson, 91, of Sheffield went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Liberty Village of Princeton.

Margaret Lauwagie was born March 4, 1921, in Sheffield, the daughter of Honore and Leontine (DeVos) Lauwagie. She married Roger Emmerson on Aug. 8, 1942, in Annawan. He died on Oct. 20, 2000. Margaret farmed with her husband for 38 years in the Sheffield area until retiring in 1985.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was also a member of Clark-Carrington Post 1051 American Legion Auxiliary, Mineral. Margaret had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross blood drives and the Sheffield Share Food Distribution. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards and a variety of games. Her greatest joys were her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and David Bitting of Pekin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger Emmerson Jr. of Sheffield, and Dean and Sharon Emmerson of Noblesville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Peter and Cyriel Lauwagie; and a daughter-in-law, Beverly.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, with Father Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield, where a parish rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Sheffield Rescue Unit or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

A video tribute may be viewed and condolence expressed at Margaret’s obituary at

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