Margaret Eilers of Portage Des Sioux, Mo. died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the age of 88. Loving wife of the late Vincent M. Eilers; dear daughter of the late William and Marie LeClaire; devoted mother of Jeanette Eilers, Barbara Pappas, and Nancy Riechmann; cherished grandmother of Katie Riechmann, Jason (Lacy) Riech-mann, Allison Riech-mann, and Darren (Julie) Pappas; great-grandmother of Layla Belle, Evin and Lilly; dear sister of Lawerence LeClaire; and beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews, and dear friend of many. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Le-Claire, Aloyisious Le-Claire, August LeClaire, Richard LeClaire, Clyde LeClaire, and Catherine Sample Mock. Margaret was a lifetime member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a member of St. Ann Sodality. Margaret was a homemaker and also worked as a bus driver and in the cafeteria of St. Francis School. she was also a member of the "Friendship Club" of Portage Des Sioux.
Memorials may be made to masses or charity of donor's choice.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Baue Funeral Home, St. Charles, Mo. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Port-age Des Sioux.