Alton, IL


Margaret L. "Peggy" Buford

Margaret L. "Peggy" Buford, 86, went to be with the Lord, 4:15 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Alton on October 18, 1931, the daughter of Verna (Myers) Edwards and James Shampine..
Peggy retired as a supervisor at Laclede Credit Union. She dedicated many years to her church as a faithful member, pianist and mentor.
On September 22, 1950 in Wood River, she married Lester J. Buford. He died on April 29, 2010.
Surviving are a son, Mark (Valorie) Buford of Chisago, MN; daughters, Marla (Jerry) Sanders of Kaiser, MO, Michelle (Mark) Dietrich of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, James E. Shampine of Alton.
Her parents; husband; and a sister, Lucille Shampine preceded in death.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 15 at the 1st Assembly of God Church in East Alton. Pastor Timothy Keller will officiate.
Private burial will be in Woodland Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to 1st Assembly of God Church in East Alton.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.
Memories of Peggy and condolences may be left at


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