Margaret Deere

November 2, 2009

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Saturday, November 7, 2009 10:00am St. Mary Catholic Church


Friday, November 6, 2009 2pm - 4pm & 6pm - 8pm

Margaret “Peggy” Deere, 64 of Urbana, passed away, Monday, November 2, 2009 in Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield.

She was born March 31, 1945 in Urbana the daughter of John and Mary (Harrigan) Sheedy. Peggy graduated from St. Mary Elementary School, attended Catholic

Central High School and in 1963, she graduated from Urbana High School. Peggy continued her education and graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1966. She served as an RN for 38 years with Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana.

Peggy was a lifelong member of St. Mary Parish, a member of the St. Mary Ladies Sodality and a member of the Urbana High School Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband, whom she married April 8, 1967, Ron Deere, her daughter, Kara (Roger) Stephens, her sons, Brendan, John (Beth) and Courtney (Tricia), her grandchildren, Michelle, Joslynn, Austin, Paige, Owen, Nathan and Olivia, her sister, Kitzy Randall, her brother, John Sheedy, her mother and father-in-law, Raymond and Nora Lee Deere, sister and brother-in-law, Roger and Deb Deere, and their children, Jessica & Justin and many close friends.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Stephanie, a grandson, Blake and brother-in-law, Bob Randall.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009 in St. Mary Church Urbana with Father Gregory Konerman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery Urbana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her name to St. Mary Church, Sycamore House, Champaign County Christmas or to a local charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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