Peggy Joyce Emmons

July 21, 1935March 9, 2018

Peggy J. Emmons, 82, of Gibson City, formerly of Saybrook, Bloomington-Normal, and Mahomet, died March 9, 2018 at Heritage Manor, Gibson City, following a brief illness. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM, March 20, 2018, at Gibson City Bible Church. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. that day. Eastlawn is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at Peg was born July 21, 1935 to Clifford and Mary Waddell. She spent her childhood in Latham, Illinois, graduating from Warrensburg-Latham High School. She graduated from Illinois State University and was an elementary school teacher in Mahomet for several years. She married Robert H. Emmons in 1955 and had two children: Tim (Charlene) Emmons of Sycamore, and Amy Bradford of Bloomington; three grandchildren Daniel Emmons, Chicago, Jordan Emmons, Sycamore, and Mark Bradford, formerly of Tolono; and one great grandchild, Colin Bradford, Urbana. Peg is survived by her daughter, Amy, sister Mary Ann Prelock, of California, and brother Stanley Waddell, of Decatur, along with many cousins and those she called “family by choice.” She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Billy, her husband, Bob, son, Tim, and grandson Mark. Memorials can be made to Transition Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Tim (Charlene) Emmons, Son
  • Amy Bradford, Daughter
  • Daniel Emmons, Grandchild
  • Jordan Emmons, Grandchild
  • Mark Bradford, Grandchild
  • Colin Bradford, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Ann Prelock, Sister
  • Stanley Waddell, Brother

  • Transitioin Hospice or to the charity of donor's choice


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Peggy Joyce Emmons

have a memory or condolence to add?

robet maske

May 1, 2018

I met Peggy the first day that I attended Latham Grade School. It was Valentines day 1956 and all the kids were getting valentines cards. I got one and it was from Peg. She always had a special part in my life after that. "We shared many cards and letters while I was in the Navy. One of the last times that I saw Peg at the home she insisted that I have the NAvy recruiting pictures. I will cherish them forever. Till we meet again in Heaven.
Robert L. Maske

John Koga

March 18, 2018

Like Judy said, Peg came into my life at a time of great tragedy. Her and Bob propped us up and assured us the Lord was always nearby. They gave us hope so we could go on. As time went by, she called me, "brother." The thing is, she meant it personally, not just as a Christian salutation. It made me feel loved. We had some good conversations over the years. Peg was a great thinker, honest and smart as they come. So insightful. Such a natural teacher. Her belief, trust and love for the Lord was so powerful. Her love for people was extensive. I can hear her voice and words in my mind. Peg, you've slipped through the veil and into the Saviour's arms. I'm so happy for you. Please pray for us. May we all be together again.
Love, Your brother John.

JANET (Wilson) Riggins

March 15, 2018

Peggy and I were always competitive in grades. Both being from Latham, we were good friends. Truly sorry she won't be with us for our 65 year reunion from W-L high school this Fall. She was a Christian and let people know that through her life. RIP Peggy.

Judy Koga

March 14, 2018

Peg was a great example of how to live the Christian life. She came into my life 35 years ago to help me through a terrible tragedy in my life. I'm not sure how I could have ever gone on without her help. She was a willing servant of the Lord, no one can deny that. All through the years she was steadfast in her love of the Lord and leading others to Him.
Peg, my friend, I find it hard to grieve for you because of the eternal joy you must be living now.