Peggy Jean High

June 13, 1938June 14, 2020

Peggy Jean High of Kansas City, Missouri, stepped into heaven on June 14th of 2020. She passed peacefully in the night at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Peggy was born in Slaton, Texas on June 13th, 1938. Born the daughter of Robert and Aleene Merrell. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, as well as, her brother Robby Merrell, Jr., sister Rikki Merrell, and twin sister Patty Crisp.

Peggy had a true passion for life. From Texas, the family moved to Gainesville, Missouri in 1953 where she was graduated from Gainesville High School class of 1956. Following her desire to help people in need, she went on to establish a career as a nurse. She was an amazing care giver to the residents of John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Missouri where she spent her entire career caring for countless people. She was known as a loving and extremely kind-hearted person who treated her patients like her own family. She had a Zest for life and could be found out on the highway on her motorcycle with the wind in her face every chance she got. She loved being outside. Whether it was working in the yard, riding her motorcycle, or building a deck on her cabin, she made the best of every day she spent.

Peggy is survived by her son Robert Dale High and his wife Mignonne, daughter Robbyn High, and son Ronny Dee High and his wife Amy. Grandchildren Christina Williamson, Robert High, Faithlyn High, and Samuel High. Great-grandchildren Kayla Beck, Casey and Raelynne Williamson and Keely High.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Lilly Ridge Cemetery in Gainesville, Missouri.


  • Burial

    Saturday, June 20, 2020


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Christina Williamson

June 17, 2020

When I was a little girl I called her grandma piggy. One time I punched a little boy at daycare because he said "your grandma is a pig?" I loved talking about my grandma and I thought she was so cool because she rode a motorcycle. You know what...she was cool. Love you grandma Peggy and I'll see you on the other side.