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Peggy Ann Eckley

April 29, 1935 February 17, 2019
Peggy Ann Eckley
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Peggy Ann Eckley, age 83, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 7:30 am on Sunday February 17, 2019 at her home in Oquawka, Illinois. Peg was born on April 29, 1935 in Chanute, Kansas and is the daughter of M. Clem and Edna Alice Endsley Keller. She was raised in Chanute until the family moved to California during World War II where she was until the eighth grade. In 1946 the family moved to Illinois and she graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1953. During her senior year, Peg stayed in Monmouth and lived with the Del Koke Family. Peggy married John F. Eckley on June 6, 1954 in Allen County in Kansas. Peg was employed, acting as a secretary for her husband, John, for seventeen years while he worked for Science Research Associates. She is a loving mother and homemaker to her husband and children and is an avid Cubs baseball fan. She very much enjoyed going out on the river. She is survived by her husband, John of Oquawka, Illinois and four sons, John D Eckley (Toni) of Bloomington, IL; George K. Eckley (Tina) of Cordova Alaska; Stephen T. Eckley (Debbie) of Oquawka, IL; and Robert R. Eckley (Deb) of Cordova, Alaska; and one daughter, Patricia A. Cook (Terry) of Monmouth, Illinois. There are nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in her death by her parents and one brother Tommy Keller. As per her wishes, Peg is to be cremated, and a gathering of her family and friends is currently planned for April 19, 2019 beginning at 10:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. A memorial fund is being established for the Delabar Mississippi River Youth Park.


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