Peggy Irene (Brown) Baker of Qulin, Missouri departed this life Wednesday September
21, 2022, at the age of 80, after an extended illness.
Peggy was born Jan. 11, 1942, to Bill and Mildred Brown of Marston, Missouri. She was born the third of six children. Peggy graduated from Bernie, Missouri, High School in 1959. After high school she attended the University of Missouri and then joined the U.S. Army. After her discharge from the Army, Peggy returned to Missouri and began employment as a bookkeeper at the Malden Ice Plant in Malden, Missouri. This is where she met her future husband, George Baker. Peggy and George were married October 14, 1963. George preceded her in death, October 22, 2001.
After the Malden Ice Plant, Peggy went on to work for the US Government with Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Wappapello and US Forest Service in Poplar Bluff.
Peggy enjoyed a lifetime of community service with the Girl Scouts, reading programs at Poplar Bluff's Eugene Field school and many other organizations. Her leisure interests
included travel, gardening, gatherings with friends and caring for her beloved pets.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Dennis and Bob Brown and her sister Susan Arnold.
Peggy is survived by her stepdaughter Cheryl Francis (Miles) of Fort Worth, Texas; her son Paul Baker of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; her brother Les Brown (Barb) of Poplar Bluff; her sister Anita Green (Mitch) of Parma, as well as numerous other family members and friends.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday 26 Sept. 2022 at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri.
Peggy was a life-long lover of animals. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the “Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast, Missouri” 1904 S. Westwood Blvd,
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901 or “Hearts for Rescue” 452 County Road 565, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901.