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MOWERY, Peggy Setzer 85, of Saluda died on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hickory, a daughter of the late John Milton Setzer and Margaret Anne Rhyne Setzer. She was a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and pursued graduate studies in Library Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She married Bob Lee Mowery of Salisbury in 1945. She resumed her career as a high school librarian in DeLand, Florida where her husband was a university librarian. A lifelong Lutheran, she was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, serving in many volunteer capacities. During her retirement she also was a regular volunteer at Pardee Hospital and with the F.I.S.H program, and was an avid bridge player. Her husband preceded her in death in 1995. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Rix; her son Robert; and her devoted companion Harley. She is survived by her children Holly Paul of Oak Park, Ill., Mary Mowery and Frank Sia of Saluda, Frank Mowery of Washington, DC; a sister Jeanne Taylor of Hickory; a brother Roux Setzer of Hickory; and her grandchildren Sara Stephens, Michael and David Mowery, and Sandy and Timothy Paul. A memorial service will be held at 3 p. m. on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Grace Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund (Donations WB), Avenue du Mont-Blanc, 1195 Gland, Switzerland; WNC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 31 College Place, Suite D 320, Asheville, North Carolina 28801; or the Southern Poverty Law Center, Special Gifts Coordinator, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104; THOS. SHEPHERD & SON FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATION MEMORIAL CENTER is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Springfield News-Sun on Feb. 24, 2005
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