December 24, 1949 ~ March 7, 2022

Born in: Pekin, IL
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Margaret A. Compton, 72, passed away at 1:25 am on March 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born on December 24, 1949 in Pekin, IL and she was the daughter of George J. and Kathryn (Hires) Geheb.

Margaret was baptized of the Catholic Faith and had a deep spiritual and personal intimate relationship with the Lord. She was a 1968 graduate of St. Rose Academy, a 1970 graduate of Vincennes University, and a 1972 graduate of Murray State University. Margaret was a very selfless individual who touched many people. She and her husband Steve were very active in the local recovery community, and they both served on the Board of Directors of the Knox County Drug Court Foundation. Margaret enjoyed vacationing in Okaloosa Island, FL with her husband and dogs making over twenty-five trips there. She also enjoyed watching all of her grandchildren’s sporting activities and all the activities they participated in.

Survivors include her mother, Kathryn Geheb of Vincennes; her husband, Steve Compton of Vincennes whom she married June 16, 2000; son, Ryan M. Cannon and his significant other Monica A. Koler of Gilbert, AZ.; bonus daughters, Keesha Peterson and her husband Chad of Mt. Carmel, IL, Christy McPherson and her husband Doug of Mt. Carmel, IL, her grandchildren, Carys Cannon, Kaitlyn Jones, Emily Jones, Ethan Peterson, Brayden Peterson and his wife Carmen, Trevor Peterson and his girlfriend Addison Drone, Allie McPherson; her siblings, Greg Geheb and his wife Kathy, Mary Primus and her husband Robert, Christina Stinson, Janet Sievers and her husband Mark, Donna Kaiser and her husband Michael, Mark Geheb and his wife Kimberly; her feisty dog, Missy. and numerous nieces, nephews and other family friends who loved her dearly. Margaret is preceded in death by her father, two infant daughters, Morgan and Meghan, son, Jared Cannon, her siblings, George A. Geheb, Susan Kroeger, Barbara Dame, and her sweet dog Buddy.

Friends may visit with Margaret’s family from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway and from 7-8 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home for the Recovery Community. A visitation will also be held prior to the Mass on Thursday from 9-10 am at Goodwin-Sievers funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Old Cathedral Catholic Church, 205 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591 with Rev. Tony Ernst celebrating. Margaret will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Compton family has requested memorial contributions be made to Friends of the Knox County Public Library for Margaret’s Recovery Project or the Knox County Drug Court Foundation. Online memories may be shared with Margaret’s family and friends at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is privileged and honored to be entrusted with the care of Margaret.


Visitation: March 9, 2022 4:00 pm - March 9, 2022 7:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Visitation: March 10, 2022 9:00 am - March 10, 2022 10:00 am

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Mass of Christian Burial: March 10, 2022 10:30 am

Old Cathedral Catholic Church
205 Church St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

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  1. Margaret was such a caring person and certainly a treasure to her family and friends. Steve and family, I am so sorry for your sadness. I will sure keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I worked with Margaret at SWIRYV and cannot tell you how many young lives I know she touched. Margaret was a kind and sweet woman who will be missed by many .May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace.

  3. I went to high school with Margaret “Mag” at St Rose. I remember her well. She was very funny, pretty and one heck of a basketball player. RIP 🙏❤️

  4. Margaret was a beautiful person inside and out. Sorry for your loss.
    Thoughts and prayers.
    Rockie Durham

  5. O how I loved her!! She was genuine inside and out. She was the best!! She guided me the right way. May God comfort the sad hearts of all her beautiful family and of course, the Prince, Steve and his family who loved her dearly.
    Kelly Warner

  6. She has many stars in her crown – rest in peace Margaret. Greatest sympathy to all of her family.

  7. Margaret was so beautiful inside and out!! I loved her. Loved to hear her share her experience, hope and love!
    Her and Steve came to my daughter’s wedding.
    Prayers for Steve, her family and her friends.
    Thank you Sweet Lady for crossing my life!

  8. So sorry to Steve and All of her Family and Friends!
    Margaret was a wonderful woman!💜
    May You find solace in the many happy memories you shared.
    Luv and Prayers!💜

    Melanie Johnson
    (Jenny Williamson’s daughter)

  9. Dear Steve and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s death. We talked a few months ago on the phone and texted a few times in the midst of her suffering. I met Margaret in 2009 in Vincennes, IN when I came to serve as a pastor for St. Paul’s Lutheran. During the ten years that I was there, Margaret and connected frequently on Fridays when she led the women’s group and texted and talked in between. Her faith and deep spirit shaped her ministry and advocacy for many in the area. I looked up to her Light and relished her heartfelt passion for caring and serving. I will miss her alot.
    May God and a Higher Power weep with you and sustain you as you grieve.
    With peace,
    Nan Dehnke

  10. I am so sorry to hear this news. I didn’t even know she had been sick. She was a sweet, wonderful & strong woman.
    Always ready to spread joy and make others feel seen and important to her.
    My thoughts and love goes out to the family😘♥️🙏

  11. Prayers for Mag’s family. We went to high school together, and I remember her being a natural born leader. She had a good sense of humor, and was well-liked by all. If I am not mistaken, she was our senior class president, too.

  12. A spirit of love, giving, and grace was embodied through Margaret. She and her family have positively impacted my life and helped me with the most challenging issues I’ve had to face. I’m filled with sorrow during this time, but am at peace when I think of how she, Steve, and her sons have accomplished generativity in their countless and proudly positive impacts on the lives of others and in making our communities and world a better place to live.

  13. I’m so sorry to hear oh Margaret’s passing. She was a true friend to everyone she came into contact with. God definitely welcome one of his amazing angels home. Will always have great memories that we share with you and the boys. Prayers and thoughts for peace during this time.

  14. I loved Margaret like a mother. So sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and your entire family.

  15. Margaret was like a big sister to me and my high school friend’s of her brother Greg. I enjoyed a long family and professional relationship with her and have great compassion for her entire family.

  16. I am so very blessed to have known Margaret. Such a lovely soul. It hurts my heart to think of this world without her. But I take comfort in believing that she is surely rejoicing in heaven , for she was certainly an Angel on earth. Sincere condolences to all of her loved ones.

  17. I just heard of this. I had the blessing of working with her on MRT at youth village. She had a great compassionate heart. I was blessed to have the priviledge of meeting her. May her family feel the loving arms of our Heavenly Father wrapped tightly around each of you!

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