Margaret Reichling Sutton

Margaret Reichling Sutton
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Margaret E. Reichling Sutton, nee Abston, 87, of Belleville, IL, born April 30, 1928, in West Frankfort, IL, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home.

Margaret had worked as the training director for Libson Shops women’s clothing stores.  She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL, where she had served as financial secretary, trustee, an elder, and a moderator.  She was also a member of New Horizons Christian Fellowship.  Margaret was active in her community, serving as president of the Zonta Club, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a volunteer reader for Radio Information Service at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and a volunteer at Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Reichling, who died on December 9, 1989; her parents, Eugene W. and Cora, nee Burfford, Abston; two brothers, David R. Abston and Eudelle Abston; and four sisters, Rachel Abston, Ann Schmittling, Cojeanne Schuchart, and Pat Beyer.

Surviving are her husband of 10 years, E. Curtis Sutton, whom she married on October 1, 2005;
her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Steven E. and Pat Reichling of Belleville, IL;
a step-son, Sean (Michelle) Sutton;
two granddaughters, Rachel (Joe) Schaal and Rebecca (Martin) Steinacher;
five step-grandchildren, Brian, Todd, and Chad Denney,
and Skyler and Mackenzie Sutton;
four great-grandchildren, Piper Steinacher,
and Kennedy, Addalyn, and Kanon Schaal;
and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews,
and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice, 340 W. Lincoln, Suite 580, Belleville, IL  62220, or to Crossroads Christian Church, 2415 North 89th St., Caseyville, IL  62232.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL, with Rev. Michael Dixon officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Margaret Reichling Sutton

My deepest sympathy to Mag’s family in this time of loss. She, her husband Curt, and I enjoyed childhood together and have maintained almost 84 years of friendship.

I, too, shall greatly miss hearing her voice.

Most sincerely,
Carol Jacobs Lugge

Carol Jacobs Lugge, Freeburg, IL, 62243

To Mag’s family and friends
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please, accept my heartfelt condolences. May prayers strengthen you & memories com- fort you. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward to seeing our wonderful, love ones again as God promises.

Sheila H., , IL,


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