Peggy Ann Meek, 67, Iola, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Peggy was born April 30, 1946, in Iola, the daughter of Willie E. and Juanita Marie (Vest) Jones, Sr.
She worked for Miller and Son Dress Factory, Haldex and Russell Stover Candies before retiring. She liked to cook and go fishing.
Survivors are her two sons Ronald “Bubba” Meek, Iola, and James Meek and wife Jodi, LaCygne; one daughter Annette Meek, Iola; two brothers, Willie “Bosco” Jones Jr., Bronson, and George Jones, Iola; four sisters, Rita Dietrich, Colony, and Donna Wille, Bessie Wille and Anita Dodge, Iola; two grandchildren, Gunnar and Caitlyn; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, followed by cremation. Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Peggy Meek Memorial Fund and left with the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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