|Margaret E. Kollar|
|October 21, 1919 - January 09, 2011|
|Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday January 12, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 W. Edgington St., Reynolds, Ill.|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday January 13, 2011 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Andalusia, Ill.|
|Vigil Service: Rosary 6:30 p.m. Wednesday January 12, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 W. Edgington St., Reynols, Ill.|
|Interment: Thursday January 13, 2011 at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, Ill. |
|Margaret E. Kollar, 91, formerly of Reynolds, died Sunday, January 09, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Coal Valley.|
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Andalusia. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 W. Edgington St., Reynolds, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Andalusia.
Margaret Elizabeth Welsh was born on October 21, 1919 in Woodhull, a daughter of James and Margaret Lavery Welsh. She married Vincent Kollar on July 28, 1951 in Woodhull. He died March 14, 1968.
She graduated from Marycrest College, Davenport in 1943 and taught in area schools. Margaret retired from the Rockridge School District in 1987, where she worked as unit secretary.
She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Margaret’s life was her church and family.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Ruthanne Kollar, Banks, Ore., and John and Kim Kollar, Arvada, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Mary and Tom Haskins, Coal Valley and Rita and Joe Barsetti, West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Allison, Jamie, Maggie, Jimmy, Joey and Alex; and great grandchildren, Thomas and Penny. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vince; sister, Gertrude Welsh; daughter, Ann Kollar; son, Robert Daniel Kollar; and grandsons, Sam and Charles Haskins, and Philip Kollar.
Margaret was a grand lady!!! One of the best! Has wonderful children and family! I am sure she has reached her eternal rest and rewards!
-- Jan Dixon
Our sympathies go out to all the family. We sure enjoyed visiting with her, she was always so friendly to us when we first moved in so many years ago.
-- Steve, Tina, Kadie & Emily Klauer
Jim and Family: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Monte J Christie
Ft Walton Bch, FL
-- Monte Christie
Margaret was one of the first people I met at Rockridge who made me feel welcome. What a wonderful lady! I know she will be missed.
-- Ruth Clayton-Davis
I still have great memories of Margaret, Vince and "the kids" visiting our family many summers at our cabin at Lake MacBride. Shuffleboard, badminton and Dad (Chuck) and Vince grilling in the back yard. And meanwhile, Margaret & Mom (Rita) laughing and chatting away on the screened-in porch above.
Or the time, while visiting in Reynolds, Jim and I decided to take his BB-gun and hunt the wily pigeons in the old barn. When returning to the apartment (above the funeral home) with one bird each in hand, Margaret said, "Boys, you shot them, now you are going to clean and eat them"......which we did......but only once!
What a wonderful person Margaret was. Mom and all of us were lucky to have her as a friend. Tom Putnam
-- Tom Putnam
what a wonderful lady she was and so lucky to have such a great family. You are all in my prayers.
-- jenifer anderson
We were sso sorry to hear of Margaret
s death. We both are graduates of AlWood High School ('50 & '51) and Margaret was our teacher. We have kept in touch with her through Christmas cards for years and years, in fact up to a couple of years ago. Our condolences to the family - she was a great lady and teacher.
-- Richard & Roberta Crapnell
We are so sorry on the loss of your loved one thoughts and prayers for your family
-- Duane & Brenda Moffitt
We send our sympathy to Jim,John,Margaret Mary, Rita and their spouses and families. I started out this morning headed to the funeral from Indiana but after driving for an hour had to turn back because of the road conditions. Your mom and my dad were 1st cousins on the Welsh side. Margaret was the closest relative my dad had short of his brothers.Your mom and all you were like part of our family. We spent some holidays including Thanksgiving together. Your mom was so friendly and pleasant. I always enjoyed talking to her. I am thankful I and two of my children were able to visit her at Tom and Margaret Mary's house. With our love and prayers, Tom for all of us
-- Tom O'Connor
Rita and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. I always remember what a dear, sweet lady your mother was. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Annette (DeClerck) Martens
To the family of Margaret: I so sorry for the loss of your mother. I was so very fortunate to have known Margaret, she was such a lovly lady.
I have so many wonderful memories of when we worked together at the Rockridge Junior High School. I will not forget her and all the fun we had.
God Bless All of You.
-- Martha E. Wood
We were so sorry to hear about this loss to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
-- Mitch and Linda Anderson
Grandma was an amazing person and I loved her very much. It was always a treat to pack the family in the van and drive out to Illinois every summer to see all the relatives and hang out at Grandma's house. I'll always remember the great times I spent with her playing video poker, exploring the abandoned basement, and even riding around town in a golf cart she rented for me and my sister one year. She was a great person and had a positive impact on anyone who was lucky enough to know her. I love you Grandma and will miss you dearly .
-- Jamie Kollar