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Margaret R. Bruce

East Alton | Monday, April 12 2010

Margaret R. Bruce, 72, went to be with the Lord at 9:37 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 24, 1937 in Benton, Illinois the daughter of Ira & Emma (Mondel) Rhine.

She was formerly married to George William "Bill" Bruce. He passed away on November 16, 2009.

Margaret worked as a packer at Owens Illinois Glass. She was very involved in school activities, such as a cafeteria helper, librarian, nurse’s aid and helper at East Alton Wood River School District.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Bruce of East Alton; 4 sons, Mickey Bruce of Wood River, Douglas Bruce of East Alton, Jeffrey Bruce of Roxana and Chad & Amy Bruce of East Alton; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a brother, Joe Rhine; a sister, Betty Sanders and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband and a sister, Pat Hamby.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Funeral services will be at 1 pm on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Bollinger officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be given to St Jude’s Children’s Research and St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Online condolences and guestbook can be found at


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