Peggy Ann Hall, 59, Nemaha, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, with her family by her side.
She was born on Nov. 9, 1954, in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of Edward Eugene and Jeannie (Long) Hall. While Peggy was a small child, her parents moved from Nemaha to Nebraska City, where she attended public schools. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at St. Mary’s Church in Nebraska City.
On May 12, 1971, she married Conrad Arthur Puppe at the Assembly of God church in Nebraska City. He was stricken with a rare disease and died 11 months later. On June 5, 1974, Peggy was united in marriage to Paul J. Phillips in Falls City. He, too, later passed away.
In 1980, she moved to Houston, TX, with her children and parents. While in Texas she became a licensed cosmetologist. In 1989 she moved with her children and parents to Nemaha, where she spent the remainder of her life.
While living in Nemaha, Peggy worked at the local grocery store, was a cook at various restaurants in the surrounding area and cared for her mother. At the same time, she served the community as a licensed EMT for the Nemaha Rescue Squad and as a member of the Nemaha Rural Fire District. She had a great love of animals and for the last 18 years was closely associated with the Nemaha County 4-H Club. Peggy raised sheep, rabbits and dogs. In 2002 she joined the Nemaha Christian Church.
Survivors include her children, Shawn (Brandt) Phillips, Auburn, and Tabitha Wagner, Tecumseh; five grandchildren; brothers, William Hall, Sabetha, KS, David Hall, Tecumseh, and Michael Hall, Nemaha; a sister, Mary Beth Hall, Nemaha, nieces, aunts and many other relatives and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Dennis Hall and John Long, a sister-in-law, Ann Long, a sister, Lisa Dianne, and an “adopted sister,” Donna Faulks.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Nemaha Christian Church, with the Rev. Kyle Paustian officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Union Cemetery near Shubert.