SPRINGFIELD – Margaret Cannedy, 81, of Springfield died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Villa East in Sherman.
She was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Wood River, the daughter of Harold and Gladys Roberts Sheppard. She married Orville H. Cannedy on Jan. 27, 1951; he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2008.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Sheppard.
She is survived by a daughter, Julie (Edward) Sauer of Springfield; two sons, Carl (Janet) Cannedy of Taos, N.M., and Richard Cannedy of Chicago; five grandchildren, Cade and Cora Cannedy and Stephen, Erica and Madison Sauer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margaret was a resident of Springfield since 1953. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and Gideon’s International Women’s Auxiliary. She was an avid garage sale enthusiast and enjoyed watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, the Fighting Illini and Andre Agassi. But her greatest joy came from following the lives of her grandchildren from show choir performances to checker tournaments and soccer, baseball or volleyball games to cheerleading competitions. She loved hearing all the details whenever she couldn’t actually be there.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Kathy Swaar, CLP, officiating.
Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church or Meals on Wheels.