Margaret L. Allsop 81, of Beecher City, IL, formerly of Stewardson, IL and Decatur, IL and Bethany, IL passed away at 12:54 PM Thursday May 22, 2014 in her home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday May 29, 2014 in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson, IL.Pastor Kathy Lewis will officiate.Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral Home.Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson, IL.Memorials:C.E.F.S. Golden Circle Nutrition Program. On line condolences:

Margaret was born Dec. 7, 1932 in Shelby County, Illinois near Stewardson, the daughter of Horace Dale and Wilma Frances Brandt Koontz.

She married William Dale Allsop on Oct. 2, 1954 in Vandalia, IL and he passed away Oct. 26, 2006.

Margaret graduated from Stewardson High School in the Class of 1950.She was a meticulous bookkeeper and auditor.For thirteen years she was employed at ADM Corporation in Decatur, IL in the property control department.She retired in 1985.

Margaret offered her time as an after school volunteer tutor at the United Methodist Church of Stewardson where she was a longtime member.Also, for many years, she assisted with the C.E.F.S.Golden Circle Nutrition Program at Kluthe Center in Beecher City.

Margaret was selected as the 2011 Effingham County C.E.F.S. volunteer of the year.

She enjoyed hummingbirds, her flower and vegetable garden and cooking for family and friends.

Surviving are her children: Greg (Kathy) Allsop of Decatur, IL, Teresa (Daniel) Kreke of Watson, IL and Mark (Jillianne Thorpe) Allsop of Sullivan, IL; grandchildren: Tyler Allsop, Adam (fiancé Jessica Patrick) Allsop, Chris (Erin) Wright, Catie Wright, Matthew Kreke, Marcus Allsop, Michael Allsop and Marshall (Chelsea Allen) Allsop; great grandchildren: Bailey Allsop, Makenna Allsop, Harrison Wright, Liam Wright, Lennox Wright, Jace Allsop, Nathan Allsop, Naphtali Allsop and Noelle Allsop; brothers and sisters: John (Lillias) Koontz of Midwest City, OK, Maxine (Zane) Mayberry of Shumway, IL, Marilyn Koontz of Shumway, IL and Arlene (Richard) Doehring of Stewardson, IL; sister-in-laws: Nelda Koontz of Lakewood, IL, Arlene Koontz of Lakewood, IL, Nancy Koontz of Stewardson and Wanda Koontz of Stewardson and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, parents, and brothers: James Koontz, Dale Koontz Jr., Howard Koontz and Dwane Koontz.