Peggy Barkley

Peggy M. Barkley, 87, passed away on Dec. 25 at Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge. 

Funeral services were Dec. 30 at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie, with Pastor Susan Rohden officiating.  

Burial was in Gowrie Twp. Cemetery.

Visitation was Dec. 29 at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

Survived by husband Lyle Barkley, of Gowrie; daughter Ann (Patrick) Cunningham, of Paton; sons Tom (Sara) Barkley, of West Des Moines, and Bill (Anne) Barkley, of Fort Dodge; grandchildren Matthew (Sara) Cunningham, Katherine (David) Palmer, Maureen (Philip) Jacoby, Kimberly (Christopher) Joliet, Heath (Mandy) Barkley, Leslie (Brian) Washington, Mandie (Tyler) Jordison, Keegan (Katie Haines) Barkley, Amy (Wesley) Castro, Cale (Kenzie) Barkley; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson.

Preceding her in death were parents William and Viola (Arbuckle) Miller; and brother Robert Miller.

Peggy M. Miller was born July 25, 1932, in Bristol Twp., Greene County, and graduated from Gowrie High School in 1950.

Peggy was united in marriage with Lyle Barkley on Feb. 4, 1951, at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie. They were the first couple married in the present church in the basement.

They farmed in the Gowrie area and Peggy later was the head cook at the elementary school in Callender. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Memorials at family discretion.

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