Margaret L. McGuire, 101, of Fort Branch, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Sterling House in Evansville. 

She was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Shawneetown, Illinois, daughter of Arthur and Luella (Coleman) Scates, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. McGuire, in 1982.

She was a founding member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch.  She loved gardening, quilting, sewing, and crocheting.

She is survived by three children, Richard (Naomi) McGuire of Wichita, Kansas, Bill (Margaret) McGuire of Indianapolis and Sister Patricia Ann McGuire, Order of St. Benedict, of Evansville.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, two step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and five step great grandchildren.

 A Mass of Christian burial is Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch, Father Tony Ernst is the celebrant.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home, Fort Branch, and again from 9 a.m. until service time at the church Tuesday.  A rosary will be recited by the church parish at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.