Peggy Jane Nelson Knox
January 23, 1935 – January 2, 2021
Peggy Jane Nelson Knox passed away in Winston Salem, North Carolina, on January 2, 2021 at the age of 85. She was born in Cloud County, KS on January 23, 1935. Peggy worked as a bank teller for many years and then moved into office management for Sports Unlimited. She was a keen gardener and found great comfort in caring for her many plants and flowers. Peggy was a talented singer and piano player. Her talent led her to participate in many community choral events and performances. For many years she sang in the annual Master Works concerts in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She especially loved attending and singing in ‘Messiah’ at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Irvin Knox; parents, Carl Albert and Hazel Olson Knox; grandson, Andrew Knox; and brothers, Wally Knox and Orval Knox. She leaves behind her children, Brenda Knox, Brian Knox, and Thomas (Carol) Knox; grandchildren, Jordan Knox and Melissa Knox; and many other loved ones. Peggy was outgoing and truly never met a stranger. Her cheerfulness will be missed by all who knew her, including the many staff and health care providers at Brighton Gardens Retirement Community where she was a resident at the time of her passing. A memorial service will take place at a future date. Memorial contributions can be made in Peggy’s honor to the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the National Federation of the Blind.
- Brenda Knox, Daughter
- Brian Knox, Son
- Thomas Knox (Carol), Son
- Jordan Knox, Grandson
- Melissa Knox, Granddaughter
Peggy Jane Nelson Knox
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January 15, 2021
Brenda and Family, I was really sad two days ago when my neighbor brought the Stillwater paper and saw when Peggy passed!. (I do not get out per my Doctors orders ). Even though Peggy moved to NC, I always have a good memory of her when I go by the house and think of all the times we walked, talked and shared our lives together. I remember the times I would water and take care of Ollie for your parents when they would take a trip! Peggy and I shared many books back and forth. When they moved for a time out to Primrose, she called and said come down I have something for you. She wanted me to pick out one of her bears for Keepsake. I still have that Bear and it was a little black mink fur one that she had made out of someone's fur they gave to her. I have it in a special place in my spare room. Peggy always laughed and told me that she knew I must give off good feelings to Cats because I was one of the very few People Ollie would come to and not run and hide. He would sit on the floor in the living room and talk at us as we were sitting visiting on the couch in front of the window! I wanted to send you a note but could not find an address. I told my son Peter as he also remembered your mother as we went down to visit a couple of times when he was here from Texas. He told me to give you condolences as he remembers you as a friend. I would of sent cards but did not know how to reach you. If you want to send me a note my email address is on here. Blessings to you and your son Jordan and know that your Mom is missed!!! JMR (Judy Ringwall )
January 13, 2021
I met Peggy when I joined the Masterworks chorus in Stillwater, OK in the spring of 1988. She was so fun to sit next to! She was so proud of her children and I loved hearing about them. She also had a great soprano voice. Our paths would cross a lot around Stillwater, and I would see her at most music concerts at the university and in town. She swooped me up in her circle of friends when I first moved to town and I will always appreciate that. I lost track of her after Dennis passed, and have often wondered how she was doing. She was a joyful and feisty woman and I loved her. Rest in Peace, Peggy. Your legacy lives in your wonderful children.