Margie Ellen Dillingham (Peavey) Hulke, born to Kenneth and Althea (Ridenour) Dillingham in Lansing, MI on March 11, 1928. went to be with her Lord and Savior August 19, 2019.

She had worked as a Secretary to a Department Manager then was promoted to secretary of the President of VanDerVoort Hardware and Sporting Goods Company in Lansing, MI. After moving to IL, she worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Editorial Dept, then the Art Dept, at David C. Cook Publishing Co., retiring after 29 years with DCC.

She was a member of the Elgin Church of the Nazarene where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Children’s Church Leader, pianist and later as organist. She was active in the Elgin Area Christian Women’s Club as an Advisor along with other positions on the board and as a friendship Bible Coffee study guide.

Margie met Richard Hulke while his first wife and she shared a hospital room, both women with cancer. Margie’s cancer was caught quickly, and she was able to leave the hospital cancer-free with no radiation.  Jeannette Hulke, her roommate, died nine months later.

Richard happened to find Margie’s phone number while going through Jeannette’s belongings.  He later called Margie and asked her out to dinner so he could update her on Jeannette’s life and death. This relationship turned into marriage.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Peavey Adams and Sandy’s partner, Margie’s best caregiver, who was like a son to her, Richard Yarmouth; three step-children, Leah (Charles) Hettema, Randy (Diane) Hulke, and Jill Hulke.

Grandchildren, Marnie (Kevin) Johnson, Stanley (Erika) Adams, Star (Matt) West, Kenneth (Korine) Adams, Randi Jo Peavey, Kyle Peavey, Jennie L. Hettema, Daniel (Florence) Hettema, Chris (Holly) Hulke, and Amanda (Dan) Hulke.

Great-Grandchildren, Alyssa Adams, Payton Pena, Matthew West, Hailey Adams, Maddax Magoon and Rose Adams.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Althea (Ridenour) Dillingham, her sister Eloise Taylor, her son Randy Peavey, her granddaughter Tressa D. Peavey Magoon, and her husband, Richard Hulke.

Friends may visit with the family from 5-9:00p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Visitation will continue 10:00a.m. until time of service at 11:00a.m. Saturday August 24, 2019 at Elgin Church of the Nazarene, 12N101 Verner Dr, Elgin. Interment to follow at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin IL.

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