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Margaret L. Mytich

December 5th, 1925 – February 6th, 2024

Margaret L. Mytich of Ipava, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Life Care Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Margaret was born to Elzie Collier and Margaret Collier Glore on December 5, 1925. She was married to Joseph M. Mytich for 40 years until his passing on April 8, 1985. She is survived by two children, Ketra A. Mytich of Peoria, Illinois and Charles M. Mytich of Punta Gorda, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Collier. Margaret was a loving mother and both of her children treasure the time they spent with her.

In her 98 years, Margaret filled her life with many endeavors. Margaret was a business pioneer. As with many women business pioneers of her time, she was unable to obtain traditional banking assistance. She was a woman who both managed and worked on the family farm. She established and grew a herd of purebred Black Angus cattle. In the off-season, she worked as a bookkeeper at various elevators and did income taxes for law firms. Upon looking back at her life, it is clear that Margaret was a role model showing that women can do anything they want. Margaret was bold, creative and a self-starter. She taught herself wallpapering and then taught others how to do it so they could create their own businesses. Margaret and her friend Evelyn Jones had a craft business where they taught others to make wood fiber flowers. They also tried upholstering furniture and were rather successful at it.

Later in life, Margaret and Joe enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. Never one to just sit idle, Margaret used that time to sell real estate in Florida. One year she was named the top seller in Punta Gorda!

Margaret loved to laugh and visit with friends, dress up and dance away the New Year, and watch boats going in and out of Charlotte Harbor.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, and once you knew her, you loved her.

A graveside service for Margaret will be held on Thursday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Ipava Cemetery, Ipava, Illinois. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Ipava American Legion Auxiliary, which Margaret was a member for over 76 years. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria has been entrusted with arrangements.


February 10th, 2024

Thoughts and Prayers are with the family Gaylon and Brianna( Mayall)Malott

February 10th, 2024

To the family of Margaret please accept our sympathy at her passing. Rodney has great memories of playing cards with her and Evelyn Jones and Norman. Theresa and Rodney Keefauver

February 11th, 2024

To Margaret’s family thinking of you during this difficult time, so many memories of Your mother, Mary Gore and Evelyn Jones always doing creative things. Bob and Susie Bucher

February 12th, 2024

Miss Margaret was one of a kind. I enjoyed the time I spent with her both in Illinois and in Florida. She will be dearly missed. Ketra and Chuck my heart goes out to you both.

February 13th, 2024

Oue deepest condolences to Ketra and Chuck. Your Mom was a woman who was always very gracious to everyone and full of life. She will be missed. Mary Ellen & Bob Hahm

February 13th, 2024

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Ketra and Chuck, in the loss of Margaret, your beautiful mother. She was a lovely lady-we had a lot of fun together-and she and mom had a long and fun-filled friendship. We enjoyed having her at our home in St. Augustine on many occasions over the years. Juli Coleman Lay

February 13th, 2024

Thinking of you, Ketra and Chuck. Our moms are together again. They loved each other and had so much fun! Peg Coleman Gronau

February 13th, 2024

Dear Ketra, --Thinking of you as you grieve your mother. There is nothing quite like losing your mother. Nancy Amos

February 14th, 2024

Ketra- I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jenny Buysee Schisler

February 14th, 2024

My most heartfelt and sincere condolences are with

February 14th, 2024

My most heartfelt and sincere condolences to Ketra, Chuck, and loved ones.So many good memories from "the neighborhood" and growing up.

February 14th, 2024

Dearest Ketra - I am sending prayers and thoughts your way! I know you cared for your mother well and lovingly took care of her in her late years and your grief in losing your mother is well placed. Sincere Condolences. Sherry Meyer

February 15th, 2024

Ketra & Chuck-We were sad to hear of the loss of your Mom, such a wonderful person. The Mytich, Jones & Danner families have great memories of times together. Thinking of both of you. Love- Marla & Mike Rumler
Darren & Shawn Jones
Marlyn Jones

February 16th, 2024

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Beautiful lady inside and out

February 16th, 2024

Sending condolences to all the family. Beautiful soul. Jon and Ketra Branson

February 20th, 2024

My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother Chuck and Ketra. Linda Bean Windsor