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Peggy Marie Gaston

Peggy Marie Gaston, age 87, of Carl Junction passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at her home surrounded by family.

Peggy, daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Rickens) McCorkle, was born on November 25, 1933 in Carl Junction.  On July 15, 1952 she was united in marriage to Larry Gaston in Carthage.  He preceded her in death in 2000.

Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She treasured her grandchildren and embraced every moment with them.  She enjoyed outdoor activities with her family and was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Carl Junction.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Moore, of Carl Junction; grandchildren, Patty and John Knight, of Des Moines, IA, Dustin and Trisha Moore, of Collinsville, OK, and Brendan and Lindsey Moore, of Webb City; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; five sisters; and one son, Vernon Gaston.

Committal of ashes for Peggy and Vernon will be held on March 12, 2022 at the Carl Junction Cemetery with Reverend Bob Simon officiating.  Memorial contributions for Peggy may be made to the Humane Society and may be entrust to the mortuary and memorial contributions for Vernon can be made to the DAV and entrusted to the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

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