Margaret “Jo” Wilkin

Wilkin Margaret Jo obit photo00184, Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Oblong, IL

VISITATION:  4 ~ 7 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL.

CELEBRATION OF JO’S LIFE SERVICE: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro. Phil Boyd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL.

EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY: The family requests an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

Margaret “Jo” Wilkin, 84, Clinton, Iowa formerly of Oblong, IL passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  She was a resident at Prairie Hill at Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.

Jo was born on July 3, 1931 in Campbellsville, KY, the daughter of Marion Jarboe and Josephine (Miller) Jarboe.  On April 17, 1954 she married Richard W. “Doc” Wilkin and he preceded her in death on April 25, 2012.

Jo was a teacher at Oblong High School, teaching many generations of students throughout her 31 years; she was the cheerleading sponsor as well as a class sponsor.  Jo was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and was a member of Central United Methodist Church of Oblong, IL.  She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Crawford County.

Jo is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Bill and Jean Wilkin, Fulton, IL and Jim and Silvana Wilkin, Matthews, N.C.; seven grandchildren and spouses: Courtney and husband Chris Radke; Sarah Lufcy; Andrew and wife Jackie Wilkin; Colleen and husband Travis Temple; Quinn Wilkin; Katy Wilkin; and Jake Wilkin; nine great grandchildren: Caden Wilkin; Owen Radke; Sophia Lufcy; Chloe Wilkin; Hudson Radke; Finley Radke; Olivia Wilkin; Kane Temple and Penelope Radke.

Preceding Jo in death were her parents and her husband.

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