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Margaret C. Kraft

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:53 a.m. CDT

MANTENO, Ill. — Mrs. Margaret C. Kraft, 89, of Manteno, Ill. and formerly of Gardner, Ill., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee, Ill.

Born Oct. 26, 1923, in Valparaiso, Ind., Margaret was the daughter of Charles L. and Grace Cain Leffew. She married Robert L. Kraft in 1971.

Margaret and Robert owned and operated the Riviera Restaurant in Gardner for 37 years. They were also members of the Route 66 Hall of Fame.

Surviving are her husband, of Manteno; one son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Laurie Campbell of Manteno; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chicago.

Memorials may be made to the Route 66 Association (www.national66.org).

Friends may sign the guestbook at www.clancygernon.com.

Arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno. For additional information, call (815) 932-1214.

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