On May 15, 1939 in Beirne, Arkansas, Chester and Dorothy Malone Turner were blessed with their first child, Peggy Pauline Turner.
Up to the fourth grade, Peggy attended school in Beirne, Arkansas and finished her education in Gurdon, Arkansas. During school Peggy was in Rainbows and took a special interest in sewing and homemaking.
On May 2, 1958 while visiting her aunt in Sulphur, Louisiana, Peggy met a young Oklahoma man who worked as an electrician with her uncle. She always said it wasnt love at first sight, it was much more. On May 30, 1958, Peggy married that young Okie, Sam Prater, at her parents home in Beirne.
After being on the road for almost 4 years, Sam and Peggy, along with their first 2 children, settled in Fairfax, Oklahoma on March 10, 1962. In March of 1965, Sam and Peggy moved into what is now Roberson Addition in Fairfax where they had their third child and lived for 46 years.
Peggy was a member of many clubs, including Red Hats, Eastern Star, Study club, Fun club, The Womens Hospital Auxiliary and Home Extension. She worked as a seamstress at the local cleaners, as a teachers aide in the Woodland Public School system, as a sales person at Fairfax Furniture and helped at the local flower shop in her spare time. Peggy was always ready to help others and was loved by many people. She took great joy in her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and was always intent on making the world just a little more beautiful. Peggy was also very involved with her church, the First Osage Baptist Church and looked forward to helping with Vacation Bible School every summer and teaching the children about Gods love.
After almost 3 years of living with cancer, Peggy joined her Savior on June 16, 2011. She passed away in her home in Fairfax, with her family at her side. She was 72 years of age.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, and her parents, Chester and Dorothy Turner.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Brown, David Prater of Davis, Oklahoma and Paula McInturf of Fairfax, 7 grandchildren, Lacey Brown, Christopher Brown, David McInturf, Tyler McInturf, Samantha McInturf, Dylan Prater and Kelsey Prater 5 greatgrandchildren, Kegan Brown, Braelie McInturf, Lillie Brown, Olive McInturf and Lainie Michuki 2 sisters, Janice French of Edmond, Oklahoma and Joyce Taylor of Las Cruces, New Mexico 1 brother, Robert Turner of Mena, Arkansas and many nieces, nephews and distant relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in the First Osage Baptist Church of Fairfax with Pastor Wayne Taylor presiding. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of the HunsakerWooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.
Casket bearers will be David McInturf, Dylan Prater, David Nungester, Matt Beartrack, John Michuki and Lance Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to ONHL Hospice, P.O. Box 248, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637 or to Cancer Care Associates, 600 South Adams, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074.