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Sister Marguerite Adams
Sister Marguerite Adams
January 28, 1918 - October 01, 2013
Rock Island, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday October 03, 2013 at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., Rock Island, Ill.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Friday October 04, 2013 at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., Rock Island, Ill.
Vigil Service: 7:00 p.m. Thursday October 03, 2013 at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., Rock Island, Ill.
Interment: Friday October 04, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

Sister Marguerite Adams O.S.B., 95, of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, died Tues., Oct. 1, 2013 at the Monastery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday in the Chapel of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Monastery, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan is assisting with arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Monastery.

Margaret E. Adams was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Peoria, a daughter of John and Verna Miller Adams. She attended St. Boniface Grade School and Manuel High School, both in Peoria. She graduated from St. Ambrose College in Davenport and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

Sister Marguerite entered the Benedictine community on Dec. 8, 1942 and made her first profession as a Benedictine Sister on Aug. 21, 1944. Her ministry included teaching school at Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, Ill., St. Roch, LaSalle, Ill., Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, Ill., St. Mary, Wenona, Ill., St. Boniface and Holy Family, both of Peoria, and St. Columba's, Chicago.

She is survived by her Benedictine Sisters; sister, Verna Carter; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob and Bill Adams; and a sister, Betty Evelsizer.

Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.



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I grieve with you the loss of Sr. Marguerite from your community, and at the same time, rejoice in the glory of resurrection to new life. Your memories of her are a treasure from which we learn so much. I will hold up Sister in prayer of thanks to God for the gift which she was and is to all. Fr. Duane Jack
-- Fr. Duane Jack

Sister and I walked many times to the A & P in Hegewisch to buy groceries for the sisters at St.Columba. She was a sweet lady and thru the years I have thought about her and of her kindness to me and others at St. Columba.
-- Maryann(Gorcos) Obara

To the Sister's of St. Mary's Monastery. Our sincere sympathy to all of you with the passing of Sr. Marguerite. We will keep you and Sr. Marguerite in our thoughts and prayers.
-- The Giltner Family