SHERMAN - Memorial services for Peggy Dianne Rathfon, age 63, of Sherman, TX will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waldo Funeral Home located at 619 North Travis Street in Sherman, TX 75090, followed by a family gathering at 4871 North Loy Lake Road, Sherman, TX 75092.
She passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. David's South Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX.
Peggy was born on March 13, 1951 in Midwest City, OK, the daughter of Montie Ray and Johnnie Sue Jones. She married the love of her life, Larry Leroy Rathfon on May 18, 1966 in Wichita, Kansas.
Peggy possessed a passion for paying it forward and did all that she could to help others. She stressed the highlights of being a blessing to someone and leaving a memory with a child. Her power of positive thinking and her smile were contagious. You would always hear her say "Thoughts are things", "I have your back" and "let go and let God". Peggy's pastime was spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to the lake, camping, fishing, reading, but most of all shopping, and boy could she shop.
Peggy was a determined terminal manager of Bennett Transport for over 15 years, and was in the trucking business for over 30 years. She received multiple awards for her dedication and hard work. Her drivers were her family and she would do anything for any of them. She was involved with each of them and their families on a personal level.
Peggy was a mother to everyone she met. Her children's friends' were her kids, and her grandchildren's friends' were her grandkids. Everyone called her Mom or Nana. Peggy was the most caring person and all who knew her were a blessing to her. We are all blessed to have had the opportunity to have such a wonderful Matriarch.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life Larry, father and mother, Montie Ray and Johnnie Sue Jones, daughter-in-law, Jackie Walker, sister, Montie Sue Scott, and nephews, Johnny David and Christopher Todd Scott.
Peggy is survived by sons, Steve Rathfon and wife Beverly, and Bobby Rathfon and wife, Becki, daughters, Sheila Rathfon, and Julie Sutherland and husband, Bobby, all of Sherman, TX., sister, Kay Raney-Crawford and husband Perry Crawford of Austin, TX., grandchildren, Terry Rathfon and fiancé, Dawn Gentry, Jason Rathfon, Stephanie Dunn and husband, Chris, Caleb Sutherland and fiancé, Lindsay Clay, Chelsie Sutherland, Spencer Rathfon, Jaidan Rathfon and Taylor Rathfon, great-grandchildren RyLee Dunn, Mitchell Dunn, Chloe Dunn, Kayden Sutherland, Addisyn Sutherland, and Emery Sutherland, and bestfriend, William David Scott, all of Sherman, TX. She is also survived by an aunt, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and a plethora of adopted children and grand-children.
As Mom always says, "I Love You More!"
Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman, TX.
The online register book may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com