Margaret Ellen Richardson, 96, of Windsor died at 2:36 p.m. Sunday (December 16, 2012) at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor with Rev. Richard Eident officiating. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Windsor Christian Church.

Margaret Ellen was born in Coles County on September 4, 1916 to George and Leta (Horton) Stephenson. She married George Cassius Richardson in 1937 and he preceded in death in 1997.

She received her Bachelors Degree from Eastern Illinois and her Masters Degree from Indiana. She taught Home Economics for 31 years in the public schools of Stewardson, Palestine, and the last fifteen years at Peoria Richwoods. She received an Honorary Degree from the State of Illinois in 1956 for her work in the Home Economics field. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Shelby County Home Extension, Women’s Club, Windsor Christian Church and 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband was a tour director for the NEA in the summer, and over the years spent time in Alaska, Canada and Europe.

She leaves care givers, Cindy Smith, Kathy Schoreck, Sandy Hurst, Theresa Williams, Mary Yates, Jackie Campbell and the late Elmer Smith.