Margaret M. “Peggy” Richie. 85. died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Morris Hospital. Cremation rites were accorded. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of the arrangements. Margaret was born September 8, 1935 in rural Dwight to Kenneth and Mary (Wilkey) Black. She married Robert Richie on February 14, 1970. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2002. She is survived by four daughters: Brenda (Bob) Chellson of Campus, Tamela (Troy) Quinley of Odell, Elizabeth (fiance: Jeff Friddle) Hausman of Coal City; and Gina (Gregg) Dockins of LaSalle; two sons: Craig (Kelli) Rafferty of Campus and Jeffery (Stacy) Richie of Dwight. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Kiedra (Craig) Meece, Jason (Kimberly) Simmons, Shane (Shawna) Cuddy, Jamie (Josh) Horton, Patrick (Ashley) Rafferty, Tanisha (Luke) St. John, Taylor Richie, Sophia Richie, Allison Hausman and Logan Hausman; 13 great-grandchildren: two sisters:  Juanita Cable of Mazon and Linda Oster of Godley; one half-sister, Shirley Nelson of Glasgow, Kentucky; one half-brother, Lee (Lisa) Black of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Daryl Harlon Rafferty; two daughters-in-law, Lori and Sabrina Richie; and one sister, Jean Bunting. Margaret graduated from Dwight Township High School in 1953. She retired from Natural Gas Pipeline Company, Herscher, in 1997. She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, gardening, fishing, and puzzles. Margaret would like to be remembered as a loving Mother and Grandmother. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Campus / Emington Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at