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Margaret 'Marge' Mary Epplin of Pinckneyville

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    Margaret "Marge" Epplin

updated: 11/26/2021 11:08 AM

Margaret "Marge" Mary Epplin, age 93, of Pinckneyville, Illinois, went to be with her heavenly Father at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in the Coulterville Rehabilitation & Care Center, Coulterville, Illinois.

Marge was born on Aug. 1, 1928 at her parent's home in DuBois, Illinois, a daughter to John Joseph and Cecelia (Skorczewski) Krzebietke. On Nov. 26, 1947, she married the love of her life, Edward Epplin, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, Illinois.

Edward preceded her in death on April 26, 1987 after almost 40 years of marriage. Marge was a widow for 34 years.

After graduating from Sparta High School, Marge worked at a garment factory in Sparta. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin, Illinois for many years until she moved to Pinckneyville. She then became a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church and was a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

After she married Edward, Marge worked as a homemaker and farmer's wife and later in life cared for the elderly. She loved to dance and was a member of the Riverside Swingers Square Dance Club. Marge was very social and loved family dinners. She was a fabulous cook and was especially known for the best apple pie, fried chicken, Pozze Broda soup, and, of course, mashed potatoes with every meal and a bowl of ice cream every night. Marge was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and a breast cancer survivor.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (John) Hughes of Greenwood Village, Colorado; son-in-law Mark Mohr of Pinckneyville; her brother, J. Maurice (Marcia) Krisby of Sparta; five grandchildren, Brian Hughes (Hope Saska), Michael Brandon Hughes and Lauren Hughes (Raul Correa), all of Colorado, and Pamela Mohr and Matthew Mohr, both of Pinckneyville; 10 great-grandchildren, Brooke (Marshall) Bell, Autumn Mohr, Brenden Ritter, Justin Ritter, Titus John Hughes, Marshawn Fisher, Faith Fisher, Madelyn Mohr, Alaina Mohr and Alijah Mohr; and three great-great grandchildren, Henry Bell, Lilly Bell and Rose Bell. Many treasured nieces and nephews also survive, including Janet Epplin, who lovingly cared for Marge in her declining years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Epplin; daughter, Victoria "Vicki" Mohr; sister, Marie Langa and brother, Max Krisby.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, with Father Augustine Ibezimako officiating. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Du Quoin.

Visitation will be held at St. Bruno Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. by her niece, Janet Epplin. At the church, all COVID-19 mandates and regulations will be enforced.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Bruno Catholic Church or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pyatt Funeral Home of Pinckneyville has been entrusted with the arrangements. For more information or to sign an online guest register visit

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