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Columbia Missourian

Margaret Preston, Dec. 4, 1929 — Oct. 8, 2013

October 9, 2013 | 6:24 p.m. CDT

Margaret “Jean” Preston, 83, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away October 8, 2013.

She was born December 4, 1929, in Saint Louis, Missouri to the late Dennis and Sarah (Bugler) McGrath.

On February 6, 1960, she married Robert Preston in Saint Louis, and he preceded her in death.

Jean was very active in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, was a member of Legions of Mary, and was also involved in many pro-life activities.

Jean will be missed by her son: Stephen Preston (wife, Donna), three grandchildren: Kelly, Thomas and Patrick Preston, all of Columbia, and sister: Sally Neralich of Saint Louis, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings: Francis, Andrew, Edward and Mary Rita.

There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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