Peggy J. Thurman

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Peggy J. Thurman

Peggy J. Thurman, 83, Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 after a short illness. Peggy was born July 29, 1929, in Springfield, Missouri, daughter of Charles Jackson and Lena Marie (Harmon) Clark.

In 1948 she was united in marriage to Howard R. Thurman.

Peggy and her husband were successful in real estate, owning numerous residential and commercial properties in Springfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and her brother William "Bill" Clark.

Peggy is survived by her two children, Okie Thurman and wife Billie and Teresa Hancock and husband Carl of Springfield. Three grandchildren, Patrick Lassiter (Kellie), Rachel Lassiter Dennis (Steven) of Republic and Mindy Thurman Noel (Mark) of Springfield. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren; Seth, Sarai and Sam Lassiter, Emily, Tyler, Abby and Grace Dennis, and Daryan Noel. Her sister Betty L. Reeves of Killeen, Texas, sister-in-law, Hazel Thompson and brother-in-law, Dan E. Thurman both of Springfield.

Peggy was a member of the First Baptist Brookline.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 24, 2013 at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Midtown, 1635 N. Benton. No visitation is planned. Burial will follow at Robberson Prairie Cemetery.

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Published in the News-Leader on May 23, 2013
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