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Margaret Janet Cliburn

April 3, 1929 - September 19, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Margaret Janet Cliburn, 79, of Springfield died at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born April 3, 1929, in Auburn, the daughter of Hugh and S. Bessie Pool Pierce

She married Charles Cliburn; he preceded her in death in 1983.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet (husband, Terry) Emmett of Springfield; a son, Mark (wife Karen) Cliburn of Springfield; four grandchildren, Jason and Jeff Emmett, Melissa (husband, Kevin) Vettorel and Brian (wife, Melissa) Cliburn; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was a resident of Springfield for most of her life. She was a data entry supervisor at Franklin Life and also at Federated Funeral Directors of America.

She loved to play golf and bridge.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with Pastor John Miller officiating.

Burial will be at Auburn Cemetery in Auburn.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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