Peggy Lou Bever, 83, Lagro, went peacefully to be with Jesus at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in her home of 60 years. Her life was dedicated to her Lord, her family, her friends, and her community.
She was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Wabash County to Glenn and Emma Louise (Higgley) Baer. Peggy was a 1947 Linlawn graduate. She married James R. Bever in Richvalley, on Oct. 10, 1947. They settled in the Lagro community where she was a member of the Dora Christian Church.
Her servant's heart led her. She served many children as a cook at Lagro School and the community she loved as the Post Master. Most recently she continued this service while helping with the meals at Lagro United Methodist Kids Klub.
Peggy will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife.
She is survived by her husband, James, her four children Diane (Steve) Turner, Wabash, Susie (John) Martin, Roann, Tim (Lisa) Bever, Andrews, and Lori Sampson, Avon. She is also survived by her brother, Donald Baer and two sisters, Patty Sausaman and Phyllis Hawkins, all of Wabash. Her devoted grandchildren and their families include- Tim Mohr, Stephanie (Scott) Summers, Jeremy (Kristi) Dunn, Aaron (Kristi) Turner, Shaunda (Matt) Jarrett, Melinda (Will) Scott, Allen Davis, Todd (Krys) Martin, Greg (Rebecca) Martin, Marc Bever, Jennie (Jason) Warnock, Matt Bever, Neil Bever, Ryan (Nicole) Sampson, Eric Sampson and 25 loving great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash on Sept. 23, with Pastor Mark Wisniewski officiating. Burial followed in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.
Preferred memorials include American Cancer Society or Lagro United Methodist Kids Klub.