Born 10-6-1918 -- Died 3-15-2005
Margaret Jane Gamboe, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 15, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark.
Born Oct. 6, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert E. Taylor and Jane Nunne Taylor. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1940.
She married Lester Gamboe April 21, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kankakee, Ill.
She retired as a corporate secretary for Taylor Transfer Company in Kankakee. She moved to Cherokee Village in 1975 from Kankakee. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and served as past regent and district deputy. She was a member and past president of St. Michael's Alter Society in Cherokee Village.
She was a charter member and past president of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary in Cherokee Village. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and also formerly was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Kankakee. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Cherokee Village Women's Club and Cherokee Village Hobby Club.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands -- Carol and Clyde Carmain of Fort Myers, Fla., and Linda and Harry Vimpeny of Kankakee; five grandchildren -- Michael Carmain and wife, Melinda, Diane Horton and husband, David, Leanne Nickerson and husband, Kevin, Kimberly Goedelmann and husband, Scott, and Richard Vimpeny; and several great-grandchildren -- Steven and Ryan Carmain, Trevor Nickerson and Taylor Nickerson and Nicole, Genevieve and Alex Horton.
She was preceded in death by her parents -- Robert and Jane Taylor; and her husband, Lester Gamboe on March 1, 2001.
A memorial mass was held March 19 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village with Father Kevin Atunzu officiating. Burial followed in St. Michael's Columbarium. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or to St. Michael's Catholic Church.