Peggy Ashmore Abood

August 16, 1945April 29, 2012

Peggy Ashmore Abood East Lansing

Peggy lost her long courageous battle with cancer on April 29, 2012. She was born August 16, 1945 to Alva and Eva Mae Ashmore. Peggy held a Bachelors of Science from the University of Mississippi and retired from Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance where she was a Pricing Analyst. Peggy was an active member of Martin Luther Chapel, she was an avid reader and a MSU Sports enthusiast. Peggy loved traveling, playing golf and spending time with her friends and family. Her grandkids were her pride and joy. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roosevelt “Rudy”; daughter, Jill and son Benjamin (Misty) Abood; grandchildren, Isabella and Sawyer Abood and sister, Margaret Elaine Luttrell. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Carl Ashmore.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. at Martin Luther Chapel, 444 Abbot Rd, East Lansing. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s memory to Martin Luther Chapel or the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Funural Services Friday, May 4, 2012

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May 10, 2012

Rudy, I cannot possibly tell you how much my heart is saddened by the news of Peggy,s passing. Know that my prayers are with you and yours. Nanci & I are hurting
with you. Take care my friend!

May 7, 2012

Jill and your family,
I was deeply saddened by your loss.
Carole Dodgson

Jennifer (Walker) Koski

May 3, 2012

My heart sank when I learned the news about Peggy. I have so many fond memories of her from my childhood days spent playing with Jill. She was always so soft-spoken and gentle. I am so sorry for your loss Jill, Ben and Rudy. I can't even imagine the depth of your sorrow today. All I can do is hope that your sorrow will soon be replaced with joyful memories of loving times spent with Peggy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carl Bond

May 2, 2012

Rudy: I was very sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. I remember our days at Farm Bureau and Peggy was an important part of the FB family. She was a good person in all ways. May your pleasant memories of times together help you in this time of sorrow.

Lori Blumer

May 2, 2012

Rudy, Jill & Ben,
I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was a wonderful boss and a dear friend. I learned so much from her. I loved hearing stories Peggy would tell about her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 2, 2012

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May God's love comfort and strengthen your family during this difficult time John 16:22

May 2, 2012

Rudy, Jill and Ben Iam so sorry to learn of Peggy's death. Peggy and I grew up together. She was younger than me but we were close when we were young. I am her first cousin and I will miss her. My mother Mary Ashmore loved Peggy dearly and looked forward to hearing regular from Peggy. Keep in touch and god bless each of you.

Lura Dell Moore

Aniesa Ellis

May 2, 2012

I first want to say I am truly sorry for your loss Rudy and Family. Peggy was so full of life and I always looked forward to seeing her at family events!I loved your wife Rudy!Always so kind and patient.I always admired Peggy's style! She was a classy woman! She always had a great soul and always a smile on her face. I remember a particular family reunion where Peggy and I talked for hours.I just couldn't get enough of her. I just kept picking her brain! Every question I had Peggy had either done it, knew about it, or was going to do it! Peggy was Brain's and Beauty inside and outside. I am truly sorry for the loss of Peggy. Rudy and Family you are in my prayers.
I would love it if we could keep in touch Rudy. I understand it will be hard for a while, but I am always available. Email Address is or my cell is 517-819-5089.

Penny Bulock

May 1, 2012

Rudy, Jill and Ben, words can never express the sorrow we who knew and loved you both feel. Getting to know you Peggy and Rudy was a privilege both personally and professionally. Seeing the love in your marriage and as it only grew along with your family was a blessing. Hearing Peggy on the phone when there was a crisis with one of the kids and then getting to work with her here at Farm Bureau has brought a bright spot to many days. I pray that you will allow the wonderful memories to bring you some comfort during this time and beyond. Her love, patience and caring will be with you always.

Sarah Schreiber

May 1, 2012

I met Rudy first at Farm Bureau 20 years ago. We worked in the same department until his retirement. I met Peggy working on projects, but more so when we played golf together. Peggy and Rudy were the best: always helpful and smiling. They were more than work colleges and we missed them both when they retired because we no longer saw them on a regular basis. When I saw them about town, always the smiles and "How are you?" and really meaning it. Her loss will be truly felt. Condolences to Rudy, Jill, Ben, Misty and grandchildren.