Margaret M. Weigley, 99, peacefully passed away at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson.
She was born in Gary, Indiana on December 1, 1921 to Charles H. and Mary (McFarland) Kelly. She graduated from Donaldson High School with the class of 1939.
Margaret entered the Poor Handmaids in 1942 at the age of 21 as Sister Martin. She professed her vows in 1947. Her ministry included working 10 years at Lake County Convalescent Home, St. Catherine’s in East Chicago, Indiana, and Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson. She was an Associate Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ since 1952 and a member of Ancilla Domini Chapel. Her final dispensation was in 1978.
On July 16, 1981 at All Saints Church in Hammond, Indiana, Margaret married Julius G. Weigley. The couple had a love for dancing. He would precede her in death on January 24, 2000.
Margaret is survived by her nieces and nephews: Mary Ann Henke, Robert Kelly, Arlene Hannon, Patrick (Margie) Kelly, Terrance Kelly and Lynn Kelly; stepchildren, Julius Weigley, Connie Weddell and Eileen Bowen (deceased); great-nieces and nephews; and step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at the Ancilla Domini Chapel at the Center of Donaldson, IN on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. am EST. The Mass of Resurrection will follow in the Chapel at 10:30 am EST and burial will follow the Liturgy in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, Indiana 46513 or on www.poorhandmaids.org.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is highly recommended that family members and their guests do so as well.
Virginia kelly says
I will miss your hugs and kisses. I am very sadden you are gone. Sorry you will have to spend your 100 birthday in heaven. You are back with your husband and friends.
Stacy Ruiz says
Hi Virginia, thank you so much for your thoughtful message. Aunt Margaret loved you very much and I’m sure she will be watching over you. When you see a Red Cardinal bird remember that she is near and dear to our hearts always.
Blessings to you,
Ann Meier says
Beauty lies in the life that one has lived but a greater beauty is the hope we have in God’s promises. So with hearts filled with sadness may we remember Margaret as that smiling light, that glimmer of encouragement, that shining example of caring that touched the lives of so many, especially throughout her early years, and was much appreciated by all. Margaret will long be remembered, not only by family and friends but also by God who extends His wonderful promises to all. John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11, 29
Stacy Ruiz says
On behalf of Margaret’s family, thank you for your beautiful and most fitting tribute. You must’ve of known Margaret well as your words are a perfect reflection of the wonderful, fine woman she was throughout the entirety of her life. Thank you so much.
May God Bless you always
Jennifer Weinert says
My heart is with those who recall this beautiful light who now shines with the stars. Long will her smile and gentle greetings live in my memory of her, my birthday kin.
Stacy ruiz says
Thank you, Jennifer. On behalf of Margaret’s family, we appreciate your kind words. She certainly was a bright light with her beautiful smile and warm welcome. She thought very highly of you as she saved all of your correspondence. Thank you for loving Margaret. She was blessed to have you in her life.
We are eternally grateful to you for your friendship.
God bless you always in peace and love,
Stacy Ruiz (Margaret’s great niece)