Peggy Jean Day Tallman
Peggy Jean Day Tallman, 79, of Harrisonville, Missouri, passed peacefully at KU Med Center on Monday, August 4, 2014. She is survived by her partner Gene Hon, daughter Terry (Jim) Thoelke, son Russ (Tiffany) Simmons, granddaughters Tressa Lee, Jamie (John) Hay, and January Thoelke, grandson Trevor Thoelke, Gene’s sons Mark, Mike, and Bruce Hon, sisters Goldie Cunningham and Joy (Joe) Crook, brother Harold Dean Day, and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marie and Anna Maye, and brothers Bobbie, Aubrey, and Charlie.Peggy was born March 30, 1935, to Melvin and Edna (Lancaster) Day in Austin, Missouri. She was a gifted basketball player and sang in the choir at Archie High School. She married William Price Simmons, Jr. in 1953, and lived in Bonner Springs, Kansas for many years. She has been a resident of Harrisonville for the last 17 years. Peggy was a talented artist, designer, decorator, and doting grandmother who loved attending her grandchildrens’ activities, as well as playing dominoes and cards with her friends and family. She will be dearly missed.A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 9 at Austin Baptist Church, 33700 S. Bates Street, Austin, MO 64725. Peggy’s ashes will be interred at Austin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Austin Cemetery Fund, or the American Heart Association.