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Peggy Ann GARNETT

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Peggy Ann Garnett, passed peacefully on July 25, 2013, at her home at age 79, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude M. Sr. and Lucy Garnett and brother Commander Claude M. Jr., US Navy Retired. She is survived by sisters, Betty Hairston, Yellow Springs, OH, Helena and Barbara Garnett, Cincinnati, brother, Edward Garnett, Phoenix, AZ, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of good friends, too numerous to list for fear of leaving someone out. Peggy spent her entire career caring for the sick. As an LPN, she worked at Jewish Hospital and later worked private duty. She enjoyed this since she was able to "almost become" a member of the family, serving one client for over six years. Peggy was a member of Zion Baptist Church and was in attendance at the organizing meeting of the Progressive National Baptist Convention in 1961 She continued her support in many ways; served as President of the Women's Department, attended the local, state and national sessions, until her health no longer permitted her to do so. Along this journey, Peggy made many friends, and her name became "Miss Peggy", Sister Peggy" and even "Grandma Peggy". Her final selfless act was donating her body to the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, which allows students and faculty to continue their investigations into problems which afflict humanity and hopefully find a cure for breast cancer. The Garnett family would like to thank all of the medical caregivers and special friends who assisted Peggy throughout her illness. Following Peggy's wishes, there will be no memorial service. Contributions in Peggy's name can be made to Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 45229, Hospice of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, or to .

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 22, 2013
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