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Peggy Jo Shope-Barron, age 56, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. The daughter of Herbert and Betty Shope, she was born July 1, 1957, in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Start High School and attended the University of Toledo where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She worked for Western Southern Insurance Co for 13 years and later at Tavern and Hamways on the Main for 20 years as food service manager. Peggy Jo enjoyed shopping with her friends and loved to entertain. She treasured her annual trips to Florida with the "Friday night gang".
She is survived by her husband, Forest; mother, Betty Lykins; brother, Robert (Tina) Shope; aunt, Sal (Jack) Wood; nieces and nephews, Kelly, Kyle, Becky and Jeff; her precious cats, Dooney and Burke, as well as numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert, and brother, William Shope.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. Condolence may be shared with the family at
Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2014