Margaret Gainer nee Ladd, 82, of Wheaton, Illinois

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 8th, 2019


Margaret Gainer nee Ladd, 82, of Wheaton, Illinois, passed away on July 7 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Margaret was born and raised in Fort Payne, Alabama, where she developed strong friendships that lasted her entire life. She relocated to Villa Park, Illinois in 1967 with her family. For the past thirty years, she has resided in Wheaton, Illinois. Margaret attended DeKalb County High School in Fort Payne, Alabama. She was a homemaker and a loving mother to her two daughters. She performed secretarial work on temporary assignments in the DuPage county area for many years. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Lombard, and later Wheaton Bible Church.

Margaret was known and loved for her sweet Southern lady charm. She enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and abroad with friends, going to the theatre and watching the Chicago Bears.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Tracy Gainer, of Itasca, Illinois, and by numerous cousins and beloved friends. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Edward J. Ladd and Willie Lee (Gilbreath) Ladd, and by her daughter Cathy (Gainer) Bentel.

Visitation for Margaret will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL 60148.  Graveside service will be held Monday, July 15 at Glenwood Cemetery, Fort Payne, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 would be appreciated.

Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daryl Goduto says:

    I am sorry I didn’t know sooner about your mom, I would have been at the visitation.
    I have the fondest memories of time spent with you and your family. Your mom was the definition of the best southern hospitality and warmth no matter where she was.
    I would love to get together Tracy.

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