Maggie Lou Witts 92, of Oreana, was peacefully called home on Monday, July 10, 2017
at St. Mary’s Hospital.
A celebration of Maggie’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at
Heartland Community Church in Decatur, Illinois. The visitation will be held prior to
the service at 10:30 a.m., also at the church, and casual attire is requested. Interment
will be in Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta, Illinois. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service
and Care is in charge of arrangements.
Maggie was born August 5, 1924, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Isaac and
Margueritte Williams. She graduated from Argenta High School in 1942, where she
co-wrote the school fight song that is still used today.
She married the love of her life, David G. Witts on April 24, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois.
Together they built their home and love for each other from the ground up. Leading a
life based on trust and faith, they brought out the best in each other for 63 years. They
enjoyed taking trips to the family cabin twice a year, bowling, fishing, playing Yahtzee,
watching Cardinal baseball and even the occasional square dance.
A woman of God, Maggie was a member of Oreana Christian Church. Lovingly
referred to as a “kid-magnet”, she taught Sunday school for over 30 years. She
enjoyed the little things in life, tending to her flowers, listening to her wind chimes, or
finishing a word search.
Maggie set the standard for raising a family with impeccable values. She taught them
tofind strength in love, and joy in life. Most importantly, she instilled the signifiance of
family. An invitation was never required for Sunday dinner. Each week after church
she would prepare a homemade dinner for the entire family. These are traditions that
will not be forgotten, but embraced by generations to come.
Maggie is survived by her loving husband and three children, Tim (Robin) Witts of
Oakley, Illinois, Kent (Joanne) Witts of Decatur, Illinois, and Kim Witts of Oreana,
Illinois. Her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and four sisters.
The family extends a special thank you to Marshena Banks and Donna Basham for the
excellent care they provided.
Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to The National Kidney Foundation.