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In Memoriam: Margaret L. McGinness

 

Margaret L. McGinness, 94, formerly of Harvey, IL and Homewood, IL, passed away Thursday, May 20. 2021. She was born February 16, 1927 in Lone Tree, IA, daughter of the late Harry and Myrna Stock.

She graduated Lone Tree High School as was valedictorian of her class and continued to Mercy Nursing School in Iowa to become a registered nurse. During her nursing school days, she became involved with WACS during WWII.

After nursing school, Margaret married Warren McGinness on February 14, 1948, in Iowa City, IA. Shortly they moved to Chicago and eventually Harvey, IL where Margaret spent most of her career as a registered nurse at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She even served as the City of Harvey Health Inspector. After living in Harvey they eventually settled in Homewood, IL.

Margaret and Warren enjoyed many trips to Europe and their vacation home in Estero, FL. She also enjoyed watching birds and gardening.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Edwin) Harrison and Doris (Andrje) McGinness-Karpenko; grandchildren, Shannon (Brandon) Buckley, Brendan Harrison, Colleen Grimes and Katie Grimes as well as her friend and caregiver, Joanna.

Along with her parents Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Warren; granddaughter, Erin Harrison; siblings, Betty Schnoebelan and William Stock and dear friend, Bill Miller.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 4 PM – 7 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. A private burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Scholarships that Support Nursing Students:

Edward & Gladys (Stoddard) Arenkill Nursing & Medical Education Scholarship Endowment Fund
Hamling Family Nursing Scholarship Fund
Irene & Marie Oberwwis Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund
Judy Whinfrey Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
Richard James & William Alfred Wulff Scholarship Endowment Fund

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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