Margaret Ann Brackett, 83, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 4:48 AM – Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home.
Funeral services celebrating Margaret’s life will be held at 11:00 AM – Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, Illinois. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service. In loving memory of Margaret, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund.
Margaret was born on October 7, 1934, south of Newton, Illinois, the daughter of Orala Brooks Houser and Janelle Martha (Cline) Houser. She married Sylvan Roy “Sid” Brackett on March 31, 1979, in Newton, Illinois.
Margaret worked at Newton Rest Haven in Newton, Illinois, for several years and was a caregiver to many. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.
Margaret enjoyed raising flowers and collecting chickens and roosters.
Margaret is survived by Husband of 39 years – Sid Brackett of Newton, Illinois
Children – Becky (Shane) Johnson of Wheeler, Illinois; David (Kathy) Dickerson of Robinson, Illinois; Vickie Gillings of Ocala, Florida; Eric (Karen) Brackett of Newton, Illinois and Maria (Glenn) Beard of Ocala, Florida
Daughter-in-law – Barb Dickerson of Robinson, Illinois
Grandchildren – Lori Johnson (special friend J.D. Finn), Tom (Julie) Dickerson, Jason (Ann) Dickerson, Wendy (Chet) Dobbins, Garrett (Sacha) Dickerson, Jana Dickerson (fiancé Albert Davis), Nicole Brackett, Glenn (Ashley) Beard, III, John “B.J.” Gillings, Brandon Beard, Caleb Gillings, Jake Johnson (special friend Hannah Atwood), Shelby Beard (fiancé Jordon Boley), Jordan Beard, Brittany Gillings and Clint (Brittany) Woodward and 19 Great Grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and son Steve Dickerson.