Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 18, 2002
OBITUARY ~ PEGGY JANE (THURMAN) KERN GIBSON
Peggy was born on March 4, 1939 and departed this life on July 2, 2002, at the age of 63 years, three months and
Peggy was born in Worth county, Missouri to George and Tanzy (SCOTT) THURMAN.
On December 24, 1956, Peggy
was united in marriage to Howard KERN and in this union they were blessed with four children, Barbara, Sherrie,
Roger and Penny.
Peggy and Howard owned and operated the Kern Town Tavern before selling the tavern to Howard's
parents. Peggy then worked as a maid and a watiress for several years. In early 1972, Peggy and Howard were divorced.
On November 22, 1972, Peggy married Ronnie GIBSON. They later divorced.
Peggy then worked at different jobs. She
was working at the Hub Motel when she became ill in 1991 and could not return to work.
Peggy enjoyed reading and visits
from hef family and especially her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her son, Roger in 1982; her parents,
George and Tanzy THURMAN; granddaughter Kelsey KERN in 1996; and son-in-law, Charley WARD in 1999.
She leaves to mourn
her passing three daughters, Barbara WARD, Sherrie KERN and Penny RUSSELL and huband, Eugene; four grandsons, Jason
WARD, Clinton KERN, Roger WARD and Chance RUSSELL; three granddaughters, Misty WARD, Amanda RUSELL and Tanzy RUSSELL; one
great-grandson, Dreven KERN; two step-granddaughters, Trish WARD and Vanessa RUSSELL; an one step-grandson, Dean
She is also survived by six sisters; Bert GILBERT and husband Gib of Earlham, Iowa, Arlene PEARCE and
husband Jim of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Betty HILLYARD and husband Melvin of Bethany, Missouri, Jeannie WHITAKER and husband Bud of
Brooklyn, Missouri, Patricia ROE of Gallatin, Missouri, and Connie LAWSON of Winston, Missouri; two brothers, Bob
THURMAN and wife Phyllis of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Butch THURMAN of Eagleville, Missouri.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2012
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