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Margaret Shafer

May 24, 1960 — April 2, 2021

Margaret Shafer

MORTON – Margaret Shafer, 60, of Morton, passed away at her home on Friday, April 2, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born in Chicago, Ill., to her parents Daniel and Ruth Schub, on May 24th, 1960. She married Larry Shafer on August 6, 1983. They celebrated 37 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Deanna (Miguel) Shafer and Allison (James) Carr; and her siblings, Linda (Jay) Schub, Martin (Anne) Schub, and Warner Schub.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

After graduating high school, Margaret moved to Normal, Ill. to attend Illinois State University for teaching. She taught in the Morton School District for 38 years.

Margaret enjoyed spending time in nature with her husband, traveling with her daughters, writing, reading, music, and the arts.

She was a proud member of the Lady Birds Golf League, the Morton Education Association, and the Pig Out Group.

Margaret’s family has chosen to have a private family memorial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be directed to the ALS Foundation.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center is handling arrangements.

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140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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