Obituary of Peggy Lee Moran
White Lake – Peggy Lee Moran, 69, went to her heavnly home Sunday, March 14 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 23 at 1:00 pm, visitation beginning at 11:00 am, at the United Methodist Church in White Lake. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Peggy Lee (Bowers) Moran was born April 17, 1951 to Harold and Pearl (Nightingale) Bowers in Spencer, Iowa. She grew up with her two sisters, Joni and Charlene, in White River, South Dakota.
She attended school in White River, South Dakota before leaving school early in 1965 to follow her heart.
With her first husband, James Felix Knife, Peggy started her family by welcoming two daughters -Karin Marie and Tonya Jean.
Later, alongside her second husband Leslie Howard Sherwood Sr., a son Leslie Howard Sherwood Jr. was welcomed.
Peggy added to her family with her third husband, Roy Allen Moran Sr, marrying in 1982, four biological children starting Misty Lea , Henry Charles, Harold Edward & Berton Allen Moran. Also to this union came step children Joelene Hamilton, Roy Allen Moran Jr., Timothy Dan & Jewels Moran.
Several foster children also found a home with this family.
Peggy worked several different jobs- including assisting with health care at family owned Bowers Nursing Home, a cook at the White River School, a cashier, provider of child care and running Moran Auto Salvage with Roy until 2010 when Roy was injured and no longer able to work. At that time their sons took over the family business fully and Peggy became a care provider for Roy. After his death is 2013, Peggy lived independently for a time in White River before moving to Mitchell, South Dakota and traveling around the state so that she could spend time with her children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Peggy was known for her laugh, her ability to show love to everyone, her cooking, her puzzle books and random games with her children. She enjoyed a good conversation, a game of cards or a board game. She always had an open seat and an extra cup of coffee for anyone. Her long, heartfelt calls with her loved ones and her calming demeanor will be greatly missed.
On March 14, 2021 Peggy succumbed quickly to failing health after a day surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home, in Corsica, South Dakota, where she had gone a short time before for the intent of physical therapy needs.
She is survived by her children Tonya Copeland (Rich) of Rapid City, SD, Leslie Sherwood Jr (Vickie) of Wood, SD, Misty Moran-Wright (Kelly Sr.) of Pierre, SD, Henry Moran (Rose Larvie) of White River, SD, Harold Moran (Audra) of Letcher, SD, Berton Moran (Cassie Olinger) of Mitchell, SD, son in law Gabe Shumacher (Karin) of Wolsey, SD, her step children, grand children, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and several friends and family and friends that became family throughout her lifetime.
Peggy is preceded in death by her husband Roy, daughter Karin, grand daughter Kateri, father Harold, mother Pearl, sisters Joni and Charlene, brother-in-law's Julius Hertel and Keith Nash, maternal and paternal grandparents and many aunt's and uncles.
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