Margaret Foutch


Margaret Ann "Mike" Foutch, 65, of Champaign died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) at her home.

Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Feb. 18, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign. The Rev. J. Wes Wilkey and the Rev. Brad D. Schumaker will officiate.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Mike was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Portland, Maine, to Thomas Francis and Catherine Frances Zukunft Noonan. After graduation from Cathedral High School, Portland, Maine, Mike attended Emmanuel College for two years before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1970.

She married Douglas A. Foutch, son of Audra and Lester Foutch of Marseilles, Ill., on July 23, 1971, at Holy Cross Church, South Portland, Maine, and he survives.

After teaching at Waianae Middle School in Hawaii for three years, she moved in 1973 to Pasadena, Calif., where she worked in the Library at Caltech, and received an M.A. at Cal. State L.A. in 1976. After Doug completed his degree at Caltech, they moved to Urbana.

Mike was very active in Faith United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Champaign and other community programs. She was a founding member of Youth Club at FUMC, a midweek program for K-8 grade students. She was also a supporter of several outreach programs including Empty Tomb and WILL public broadcasting network. She served on the board of directors of the Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana.

Mike was called to Christian ministry in 1991 and enrolled in the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in Indianapolis, Ind. While attending CTS she served as a Student Local Pastor for Centerville-Seymour-White Heath United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (1991-1995) and Shiloh United Methodist Church (1995-1997). She graduated with a master's degree in divinity from CTS in 1997 and was appointed as Associate Pastor for the Mahomet United Methodist Church.

After an automobile accident in 2001, she was no longer able to continue her ministry.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas A. Foutch of Champaign; daughter, Laura B. Foutch of Batavia; son, Daniel T. Foutch of Champaign; brothers, Thomas (Jane) Noonan of Raymond, Maine, and John Noonan of Tesuque, N.M.; sister, Patricia (Carl) Peterson of Hattiesburg, Miss.; brothers-in-law, James L. (Linda) Foutch of Marseilles and Timothy L. (Wendy) Foutch of St. Joseph; and mother-in-law, Audra Foutch of Marseilles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Catherine Noonan; grandparents, Johannes and Helen Zukunft, all of Portland, Maine; and father-in-law, Lester Foutch.

Memorials may be made to Preachers Aid Society, P.O. Box 19207, Springfield IL 62794.