Marguerite C. Sideris
November 10, 1926 – August 27, 2021
Preceded in death by husband, Chris Sideris; daughter, Tina Clark (Jim); son-in-law, Richard Eledge. Survived by children: Yolanda Eledge, Stephanie Mc Cune (Ric), Rebekkah Hynick (Richard), Gus Sideris (Jill); 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, September 1st at 10am at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals.
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Known as “Yia-yia” by many was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother committing the best of herself to what she treasured most, her family. Even in her final waking moments, she was excited to share her stories of her 50 grandchildren (a slight exaggeration, but she never did let facts get in the way of a more exciting tale) with her caregivers. On Friday, August 27, 2021, the seeds of affection Marguerite sowed for generations had their final harvest. She passed on in the presence of many of the ones she loved most.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas to Greek immigrants, her undying commitment to family likely started there, living with and being cared for by aunts, uncles, and cousins. After finishing school, Marguerite met her husband, Chris, moved to Omaha, and started a family of five of her own.
Above all else, Marguerite loved the excitement and family time brought by the holidays, especially Christmas. Christmas Eve she started with the whole family spending the night and helping Santa prepare the next morning’s festivities. Her grandchildren will certainly remember waking up Christmas morning to the magic day she Marguerite created for them with Santa toys, outstanding food, and holiday cheer.
Marguerite will be missed by friends and family, but fond memories will comfort all for years to come.