Margaret Ann Worthington, 78, of Macomb, formerly of Roseville, died at 2:29 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Sept. 18, 1931, just west of Bushnell, to Leonard and Elizabeth McCance Sorrells. She married Keith Worthington on Nov. 27, 1949 in Bushnell. He preceded her in death May 27, 1998.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Kelli Nicole Worthington; one sister, Neva Van Velsor; and one brother, Ronald Sorrells.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Dennis, Davenport, Iowa; four sons, Stephen (Eileen) and Joseph, both of Good Hope, Tony (Ann), Davenport, Iowa, and Timothy (Kim) Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel, and Michael Worthington, Tony (Mark) Westerbeke, Matthew (Rachel) Worthington, Tricia (Brandon) Carlson, Thomas (Kristina) Thompson and Lane Thompson, Clinth Worthington, Justin (Stephanie) Smith, Megan (Mitchell) Hines and Alexandria Worthington; four great-grandchildren, Grace Carlson, Ella and Mia Westerbeke, and Tyson Worthington; and one brother, Duane (Millie) Sorrells.
She lived in the Roseville area for many years before moving to Macomb.
She graduated from Prairie City High school in 1949, Spoon River College in Macomb with an LPN in 1977, and Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg with her RN in 1985.
She worked as an LPN at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville from 1977-1979, was employed in Dr. Albert Petrone’s office in Macomb from 1979 to 1983 and worked as an RN at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, from 1985 to 2000.
She was baptized at the Swan Creek United Methodist Church in 1965 and was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Jim Oliver officiating.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the MDH Nursing Education Fund or the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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