Peggy Sullinger, age 78, went to live with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 25,2008.
She was born May 5, 1930 in Kennett, to Harry and Ruby Howlett. She was one of 10 siblings born to this family.
On Oct. 31, 1950, Peggy married Robert E. Sullinger. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2007. Together they had two children, son, Robert E. Sullinger Jr., and wife, Jackie, of Doniphan, Mo., and daughter, Vicky Lee Lofting and husband, Robert W., of Van Buren, Mo. Peggy was affectionately known as "Nanny" to her three grandchildren, Brandy N. Lucas and husband, Aaron, of Pickerington, Ohio, Sgt. Joshua L. Sullinger, of Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, and Jacob Sullinger, of Kennett. She was thrilled and blesses to have two great-grandchildren., Madison L. Lucas and Aidan H. Lucas.
Peggy was a child of God and was saved at an early age. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a faithful member of her church, Third Street Baptist, where she always enjoyed attending. She taught many classes from nursery to adults. She sang in the choir and loved participating in the Cantatas. Peggy leaves many relatives and very close friends behind. She retired after working 24 years at the Kennett Safeway Grocery Store. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and she loved to go traveling. She made friends wherever she went and knew no stranger. Everyone's day was brightened because of her.
To her children, grand's and great's, she was there when they got up in the morning, when they went to bed at night, if they were sick, if their hearts were breaking, and if they had a triumph to report. Peggy was always there to listen, console, laugh, rejoice and pray with them.
Peggy was from Kennett and passed away at Riverway Manor in Van Buren, Mo.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jason Bowen and Randy Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Lee Reed, Bud Broadway, Danny Poole, Bob Holder, Bill Heinen and Roger Statler.