Mary A. Peklewsky

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Mary Ann Morgenroth Peklewsky passed away on March 4 as a result of a stroke that she suffered in January.

Mary Ann was born on September 30, 1935, to Arthur Henry and Inez Roycroft Morgenroth, in Houston, Texas. She attended school in Conroe and graduated from Conroe High School in 1953. She was a member of the band and the Latin Club. She was also a member of the Rainbow Girls, where she served all stations and was Worthy Advisor.

Mary Ann married Harold T. Peklewsky in Great Falls, Montana, on May 20, 1966. Harold's career as an engineer with American Can Company led them from Texas to Wisconsin, Illinois, and finally to California. During this time, Mary Ann worked as a registered nurse for 28 years in several hospitals and doctor offices. After retirement, Mary Ann and Harold returned to Conroe in 1996.

Mary Ann was a fifth generation Texan and was a member of Texas First Families. She was an active member of several local lineage organizations: Coushatti Trace Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Hart Davis Chapter - Daughters of the Republic of Texas, John Barker, Esq. Chapter - Daughters of the American Colonists, Thomas Bay Chapter - Daughters of 1812, and Robert Woodson Chapter - Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. She was a Charter member of the John Barker, Esq. Chapter - Daughters of the American Colonists and served as their Regent for four years. She served for two years as the State Chaplain for the Daughters of the American Colonists. Mary Ann was an Associate member of the Palatanate Chapter of DAR in Germany, the New Caldonia Chapter of DAR in Canada, and the Rochambeau Chapter of DAR in France. She was also a member of the Montgomery County Genealogical & Historical Society and the First Baptist Church in Conroe.

Mary Ann loved to cook and her family enjoyed her holiday dinners and desserts. She enjoyed reading murder mysteries and knitting while watching her favorite television programs. She knitted more than 60 lap blankets for wheelchair-bound veterans at the VA Hospital in Houston.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Inez Morgenroth, as well as her brother, Marvin W. Morgenroth, and nephew, Cecil Morgenroth. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Harold Peklewsky of Conroe. She is also survived by her daughter, Sheryl Ann Gray; her son, Michael Walker; and their father, J.B. Walker, Jr., all of Pampa; grandson, John Minnett, of Pampa; grandson, Eli Gregg, of Chickasha, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Hereford and husband, Charles, of Conroe; brother in law Leonard Peklewsky and wife, Collyn, of Lakeside, Montana: nieces Suann Hereford and husband, Shane Dulin, of Montgomery; Stacey Holliday and husband, Sean, of Tyler; and Tori White, and husband, Nathan, of Ronan, Montana; nephews John Hereford and fiancée, Laurie O'Brien, of Huntsville; Marvin Morgenroth and wife, Alice, of Austin; and Russell Morgenroth and wife, Sarah of Wimberley; and cousin, Anna Lou Machalec and husband, Bill, of Cypress.

The family will receive visitors in the chapel at Cashner Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00pm followed by funeral services at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, Mary Ann requested that her memory be honored with a donation to the John Barker, Esq. Chapter DAC Scholarship Fund (2003 Timber Lane, Conroe, TX 77301) or the organization of your choice. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Mar. 5 to Mar. 18, 2017
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