Mrs. Margaret Ladd Gainer

July 7, 1937 – July 7, 2019

Margaret Ladd Gainer, 82, of Wheaton, IL, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Margaret was born and raised in Fort Payne, AL, where she developed strong friendships that lasted her entire life. She relocated to Villa Park, IL in 1967 with her family. For the past thirty years, she has resided in Wheaton, IL. Margaret attended DeKalb County High School in Fort Payne, AL. She was a homemaker and 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 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, IL, 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. 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.


Date of Visitation: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Visitation Location: Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148

Visitation Time: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Monday, July 15, 2019

Funeral Location: Graveside Service at Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, AL

Funeral Time: 11:00 AM

Officiating: Dr. Pat McFadden


Date of Burial: Monday, July 15, 2019
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, AL

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5 entries.
Margaret McCoy McCullough from Chattanooga , Tn wrote on July 11, 2019 at 7:54 pm:
Margaret was the most precious friend in my life. We grew up together and she took me on many trips with her to include Havana, Cuba. It was in May, as it was my 10th birthday, one I shall never forget ! I have missed her for the past years and will always love her ! Prayers for friends and family.
Peggy Wisner Salg from Lithia Springs, GA 30122 wrote on July 10, 2019 at 11:33 pm:
Glad to call you friend. You will be missed.
Gail Beck from Bartow wrote on July 10, 2019 at 10:19 pm:
You'll be in our hearts forever!
Roy Brittain from Fort Payne wrote on July 10, 2019 at 2:00 am:
Margaret you will be missed for all your "margaretisms".
Arbadella Ankermiller from Fort payne, Al wrote on July 10, 2019 at 1:21 am:
So sorry to hear of Maragret passing. She was my classmate. Praying for the family.