Margaret Locke

Margaret Locke (Marge), wife of Deacon John Locke, died on New Year’s Day, 2020 at the Wilson Health Care Center, Asbury Village from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She was resting comfortably next to John, her husband for 64 and a half years and died in peace.
Marge was born on July 30, 1932 and raised in Chicago, the last of six siblings of parents from Lithuania. She lived about two blocks from the corner of the Stockyards, 39th and Halstead on the South Side. She went to Catholic grade and high schools and the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. She then went to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she received a B.S. in Accounting, graduating with high honors. Her first job was with Price Waterhouse.
At Illinois she met John Locke and they fell in love; and are still very much in love. They married July 9, 1955 and moved to East Alton, Il., Florissant Mo., North Bethesda, Md., Rockville Md., Hedgesville WV and finally Asbury in Gaithersburg. She bore and raised six children whom she loves dearly (Bill, Barbara (deceased) Louise, Jean, Mary, and Jim). She did a lot of church work throughout her life taking Eucharist to residents and the sick for over 20 years. At Asbury, she visited the sick and dying on a regular basis.
Marge liked to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and often, when she watched TV, she would do some form of needlework. Her favorite was cross stitch and many of her works of art hang on display at the Roseboro Resident Art Gallery. She was a busy woman, devoted to faith and family, concerned for those who needed a friendly face and a kind word.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Guild Memorial Chapel at Asbury Methodist Village, 221 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg Md. 20877. A reception will follow in the Park View Club Room. The internment will be at 2 p.m. at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Road, Germantown, Md. 30987. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to either Cure PSP, SOME, CNEWA, or Right to Life.

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