Margaret A. Gilligan, nee Frantz, 91, of Fairview Heights, IL, born in Denver, CO, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Parkway Gardens Assisted Living in Fairview Heights, IL.
Margaret worked as a Teacher for the Collinsville Unit 10. She loved genealogy and spending time at Cahokia mounds and volunteered at St. Clair County Genealogy Society.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Robert E. Gilligan
- Parents: Stanley B. and Kathryn, nee Tobin, Frantz
Surviving are her:
- Kathryn (Warren) Holm of Cincinnati, OH
- James (SueAnn) Meehan of St. Louis, MO
- Christopher Meehan of South Bend, IN
- Michael (Robert McMurphy) Meehan of Aurora, CO
- Elaine Norland of Warrenville, SC
- Donna Norland of Warrenville, SC
- Jeannette (Blaine) McElroy
- Amanda (Chris) Blank
- Sarah (Adam) Felling
- Great grandchildren
- Daisy Felling
- Violet Felling
- Charlotte McElroy
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Clair County Genealogy Society.
Funeral Service: Services will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Walnut Hill Cemetery Chapel in Belleville, IL with Raymond Doussard officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Margaret and Bob Gilligan Family:
I worked several years under Bob’s supervision at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch National Park)
I am sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing at this time. I did not know Margaret but I was always impressed how close a relationship they seemed to have, when Bob would mention things they were doing, especially archaeology. His stories of the work at a place I had never heard of before, it began with a “K”; possibly Kincaid, would make me excited knowing about objects hiding in the ground, just waiting to be found to tell our generation stories of past peoples. I am sure you have precious memories as well to dwell on and give thanks for this couple who loved and invested in your lives as well as in service to others.
I remember Rob and Margaret from their days at R & M Jewelry. They were very knowledgeable people and a good source of information. From her teaching days I remember Margaret saying, “Garbage in, Garbage out” which referred to what went into children’s minds. My sympathy to her family and friends.