Margaret A. Scholl


WINNEBAGO — Margaret A. Scholl, 94, passed peacefully at her home, Prairie View Assisted Living facility in Winnebago, Illinois on April 15, 2024.

Margaret was born, December 24, 1929, in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Burt P. and Clara C. (Gilbert) Stauffer.  She graduated in 1947 from Polo High School and went on to Manchester College graduating with a B.A. in 1951.  She also attended Ball State University.  Margaret was a teacher in Polo and Milledgeville teaching kindergarten, junior and senior high school.  She worked at Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for over 27 years.  Traveling, cooking, gardening and most of all helping others were her life’s interests.  Margaret was a member of East Jordan UM Church and was involved with numerous church and community clubs.  Margaret married Arnold Scholl, March 25, 1951, and together they had a daughter Barbara and an infant son. 

She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Thomas) Mellinger of Freeport, IL; grandsons Bradley (Nicole) Maines of Freeport, IL and Shawn (Melissa) Page of Hanover, IL; great grandsons Steven A. Maines of Freeport, IL and Damien W. Page of Hanover, IL; great granddaughters Araya M. Maines of Freeport, IL, Sabrina G. Page and Leah R. Page both of Hanover, IL; sister-in-law Ruth Stauffer of Mt. Morris, IL; brother-in-law J. Myron (Karen) Scholl of Polo, IL; numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Arnold; infant son; brothers Clarence and Daniel. 

A memorial visitation will be Friday, April 26, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at East Jordan Church in rural Sterling, IL.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at East Jordan Church with Rev. Jim Miller officiating.  She will be laid next to her family in a private service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to East Jordan Church in Sterling or Prairie View Assisted Living in Freeport.  A special thanks to Heartland Hospice of Rockford.

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