Margaret A. Cheek, age 79, of Grove, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Integris Grove Hospital. 
Margaret was born on September 27, 1940 to James and Evelyn (Mowrey) Forrester in McAlester, Oklahoma.  She grew up and graduated High School in Commerce, Oklahoma and went to nursing school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  Nursing was her passion and life’s work and she practiced for 35 years, most recently at Willowcrest Hospital.
On November 10, 1983 Margaret married Howard Cheek and they spent 37 blissful years together, boasting that they had never had a fight. 
Margaret was a member of the Eastern Star and Endless Memories Car Club.  She was a strong woman with a shy disposition and strong will and she loved her family very much. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother “Butch” Forrester and sister, Faye North.
Left to cherish her memory: husband, Howard Cheek; sons: Danny Mathia and wife, Loretta of Grove, Larry Mathia and wife, D’Ann of Fairland, Craig Cheek and wife, Susan of Neosho, Missouri and Brian Cheek of Florida.; brother, Jimmie Forrester of Commerce, Oklahoma,  seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Nichols-Stephens Funeral & Cremation Services.