Margaret L. Poani
Margaret L. Poani, 85, of Springfield, died at 10 pm, Monday, June 20, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born May 26, 1926 in Springfield, IL to John and Anna Kafka Blasko. She married Ernest J. .Poani, Sr. on May 13, 1944 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Andy, John, Jr., Emery and Joe Blasko; two sisters, Ann Bedolli and Helen Bergen.
Survivors include one daughter Debbie (Mike) James of Petersburg; two sons Ernest J. (Ruth) Poani, Jr. of Rochester and Rick Poani of Springfield; four grandchildren, Mark Poani, Jeremy (Beth) Poani, Michael James(Companion: Cassie Mills) and Pat (Amanda) James; seven great grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Ava, Megan, Logan, Erin and Sarah; one sister Mary LeFrere of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margaret was a member of St. Aloysius Church where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing cards, baking and working puzzles. She worked at the International Shoe Factory and then worked as a baker in the Lanphier High School cafeteria.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Thursday, June 23, 2011 at St. Aloysius Church with Reverend Tom Donovan officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church or St. Aloysius Altar and Rosary Society.