Marguerite H. Mies  1924-2017

Marguerite H. Mies, 92, of Pontiac, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017) at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Pontiac, with the Rev. Canessa Lagan officiating. Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery, Pontiac. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Pontiac, to Fred G. and C. Marguerite "Marjorie" McAllester Harris. She married Harold H. Mies on Jan. 28, 1947, at First Presbyterian Church in Pontiac. He passed away Aug. 23, 1999. She is survived by her children, Barbara J. (Kevin) Chapman, Phillips, Wis., and Henry H. (Jane) Mies, Pontiac; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Erin and Brian Eberhardt Chapman and their daughter, Ruby, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kelly and Tucker Johnson and their son, Max, Phillips, Wis.; Andy and Misti Mies and their children, Logan, Mackenzi, Camryn and Hayden, Pontiac; Chris and Misti Mies and their children, Madelyn, Amelia and Gwenyth, Bloomington; Joe and Erin Mies and their children, Evan, Grant and Josselyn, Maple Grove, Minn.; and Rachel Mies, Ottumwa, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; one infant son, George Fredrick; two brothers, John Harris and Joe Harris; and one sister, Mary Swager Becker.

Marguerite was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School and Blackburn College and received her nursing degree from Mennonite School of Nursing. She was a cadet nurse during World War II and a registered nurse for more than 50 years, working for St. James Hospital and Livingston County Health Department. Marguerite was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pontiac; American Legion Auxiliary; Cosmo Club; Athena; Red Hat Society; a group of retired RNs called WRECKS; and was very active in her church. Marguerite was always willing to try something new without hesitation, and everybody was a friend.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Pontiac; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Evenglow Lodge.


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