Mary Margaret "Peggy" Stine, 74, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, after a brave battle with cancer. Peggy was born to Howard Dennis Votaw and Phoebe Ann Brooks of Willisburg, Kentucky on June 28, 1947, and was adopted by George Carl Stine, Sr. and Mae Maude (Thompson) Stine of Lebanon, Kentucky.
Peggy attended St. Charles School and graduated from St. Augustine High School. She gave birth to a son, James Philip Stine, who was adopted as Stephan James Drexler via Catholic Charities. Peggy married James Bartholomew "Bud" Mattingly, Jr. and had two sons, James Carl and John Frederick Mattingly. She later married the second love of her life, Harold Eugene Gaylor, to whom she is widowed.
While being a mother and homemaker, Peggy pursued her life-long dream of becoming a nurse. First, as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), graduating from Danville School of Practical Nursing, and then as a registered nurse (RN) from Midway College.
Peggy is preceded in death by her biological and adoptive parents, spouses and six siblings: Robert Edward "Bob" (Margaret Jane Austin) Stine, James Gerald "Jerry" Stine, Joseph Anthony "Tony"Stine, John Frederick "Johnny" Stine, Allen Powell (Helen Isabel Wheatley) Stine, George Carl (Drucilla Mann) Stine, Jr., Alma Fern "Sr. Mary Dominic, O.P." Stine and Dorothy Marie "Wee Wee" Stine (Edwin C.) Wollen.
Survivors include: three sons, Stephan Drexler of Louisville, KY, Carl (Holly Dyer) Mattingly of Seymour, IN and Fred (Greg Bredenkamp) Mattingly of Indianapolis, IN; four siblings, Deana (C. Lee ) Kemp, Billie Woods, Ray (Cindy) King and Roy (Cheryl) King all of Jacksonville, FL; four grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Riley, Patrick (Courtney) Mattingly and Emily Mattingly all of Springfield, KY and Jeremy Dyer of Louisville, KY; two great-grandchildren Bentley and Oaklee Riley; three sisters-in-law Patricia Ann "Patsy" (Weatherford) Stine of Louisville, KY, Mary Lou (Osbourne) Stine of Lebanon, KY and Gertrude "Gert" (Braun) Stine of Bakersfield, CA along with many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation was chosen and arrangements by Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home of Greensburg, Kentucky with ashes retained by family. www.cowherdandparrott.com
Published by The Springfield Sun from Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, 2021.