BENTON - Margaret Evelyn McPherson, 82, died Oct. 7, 2005, at her residence.
Born June 11, 1923, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Ernie and Edna Moore Rister, she was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. She had worked for 11 years as a key punch operator at Rival Manufacturing and at Olin Mathis Ammunition Co. in Alton, Ill., during World War II.
On June 8, 1941, in Benton, she married Verbon McPherson, who survives of the home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two sons, Jack McPherson of Benton and Tom McPherson of DesMoines, Iowa; two sisters, Glenda Evans and Brenda Jones, both of Blodgett; four grandchildren and four great-
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Lowe, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Blodgett Cemetery.