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Margaret Mary “Marge” Peery

Margaret Mary “Marge” Peery, age 87, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus.  She was born July 25, 1935, in River Aux Vases, Missouri, the daughter of the late Lorine (nee Lipp) and Coleman Thomure.

She is survived by sons Robert T. “Bob” (Dawn) Peery, Jr. of Crystal City, Missouri; Christopher (Becky) Peery of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; Jason (Jean) Peery of Bloomsdale, Missouri; and Marcus (Patti) Peery of Herculaneum, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Robert Thomas “Bob” Peery, Sr.; son Joseph Francis (Tena survives of Festus) Peery; grandson Kyle Peery; brother Daniel (the late Virginia) Thomure; and sisters Rosalie Yardley, Bernadine Young, and Leona (the late Larry) Belford.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City; a retired cook from the Festus R-VI Schools; former Cub Scout Den Mother; 20-year volunteer with the Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and a devoted volunteer to the Sacred Heart Church Adoration Chapel.  She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, and having lunch with her card-club friends.

Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.  Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Sacred Heart Church, celebrated by Fr. Mathew Cheruparambil.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.  Memorials in Marge’s memory are preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Masses.