Peggy Joyce Carroll Cawman was born on March 25, 1942, in Wapato, Wash., and grew up in Yakima with her mother and brother. Her father died when she was only seven. She graduated from Yakima High School with honors. Following high school, she enrolled in People's Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo., and graduated in 1966. She was married to William Cawman in 1970 and three children were born to them in Colorado. They moved back to New Jersey in 1979 where she resided until the time of her death.
While the children were home, her husband worked as a general contractor, but in 1998 she entered full-time Christian ministry as prison chaplain and evangelist. She entered fully into all his ministry as faithful prayer supporter, traveling companion, and in her godly example. They were in an evangelistic meeting in Pennsylvania when she suddenly became ill and four days later went to be with the God she served and loved.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Melba and Joyce Carroll; and by her brother, David Carroll. She is survived by her husband, William Cawman of Vineland; three children, Mark and Janice Cawman of Yakima, Wash., Grace Cawman of Bellevue, Ohio and Deborah Cawman of Malawi, Africa. She was an exemplary Christian, a faithful mother and a devoted wife. She will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Emmanuel Church, 3448 Oak Road, Vineland. There will be calling hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday with funeral service following at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Calling hours and funeral will be held in the Deerfield Presbyterian Church on Old Deerfield Pike in Deerfield. Burial is at the Overlook Cemetary in Bridgeton.
A memory card will be available for visitors to share their special memory of Peggy. These will be given to the Cawman family. You may also email your memory to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home Salem, Ohio.