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Margaret Ann ""Peggy"" (Kennedy) Souser

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Margaret Ann ""Peggy"" (Kennedy) Souser Obituary
Margaret (Peg) Ann Kennedy Souser of Akron, Colorado passed away on April 19, 2016 at the age 83.
Peg was born on June 18, 1932 in Sterling to Harry Arthur Kennedy and Hazel Mae Ecord Kennedy. She was raised on their family farm near Lone Star and graduated from Lone Star School in 1950. After graduation she began working for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Sterling. She married Raymond (Jay) Hughes in 1952. Together they had three children, Sandy, Kathy and Mark. During their ten-year marriage, Jay's position with Shell Oil Company as a seismograph operator saw them travelling the country living in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Arkansas.
Peg and her children resided in Kansas until the fall of 1970 when they moved back to Colorado. There she reconnected with Clarence Souser, Jr.; a former farmhand of her father's. She and Clarence were married August 13, 1971. Together they had two children, a stillborn son Kevin and daughter Christa. They built a new home north of Otis and lived and farmed there until Clarence's health forced him to retire from farming in 1995.
Peg helped on the farm and also worked outside of the home in several different positions, but her favorite job was working as Secretary of the Lone Star School from 1975 – 1984. She made many lasting friendships there.
A skilled seamstress, Peg enjoyed making clothes for her kids and grandkids. She was also very talented at cross-stitching. An avid reader, she was very fond of westerns and romance novels. She was a history buff, mainly when it came to the events and figures of the Old West. She really delighted in visiting historical sites, especially when joined by her sister Mary. Pride in her Irish heritage was instilled in Peg from a young age. She loved the color green, Irish songs, and always celebrated St. Patrick's Day. A big sports fan, Peg followed Colorado teams and enjoyed college basketball in particular.
Peg was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Souser Jr.; son Kevin Souser; two infant sisters; parents Harry and Hazel Kennedy; son-in-law Jerry Hahn; mother and father-in-law Clarence Sr. and Mary Souser; ex-husband Jay Hughes, sisters-in-law Dorothy Haggland, Opal Smith, Lillian Wheeler, and Betty Seel; brothers-in-law Robert Souser, Eugene Wheeler, and Claude Seel; and nephews Mike Detwiler, Doyle Souser, and Kenneth Seel.
Peg is survived by her sister, Mary Detwiler and husband Homer of Pratt, KS; children Sandy Hahn of Dubois, WY; Kathy Imhof and husband Kim of Dubois, WY; Mark Hughes and wife Lisa of Otis, CO; and Christa Drum of Akron, CO; sister-in-law Norma Souser of Otis, CO; and brother-in-law Vern Smith of Brush, CO. She is survived by many grandchildren including Jason Hahn and wife Suzy of Red Lodge, MT; Thad Hahn and wife Brenda of Goodland, KS; Levi Hahn and wife Laura of Anchorage, AK; Ethan Imhof and wife Keri of Johnstown, CO; Amy Harris and husband Karl of Graham, WA; Stacy Imhof and wife Stefanie of Yuma, CO; Holly Peterson and husband Brandon of Akron, CO; Hillary Roberts and fiancé Doug Phillips of Otis, CO; Jordan Drum of Sterling, CO; Ami Drum of Otis, CO; Korie and Becky Drum of Akron, CO; Josh Perry and wife Jessica of Otis, CO; Desiree Norman of Otis, CO; and Darci Muller and husband Andrew of Fleming, CO; and many great-grandchildren including Stella and Silas Hahn, Austin and Sydney Hahn, Myles Carson, Kate and Kennedy Harris, Torrance Chesire and Kameron Imhof, Kellen and Flynn Peterson, Sawyer Roberts, Kyler Drum, Tatum LaRue, Delaney Muller, and Jayden, Justice, and Johnnie Perry; as well as many nieces and nephews and a great many friends.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, Apr. 29, 2016 at 10:30 at the Otis Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Northeast Colorado Bookmobile.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Apr. 27, 2016
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