OBITUARY

Peggy Ann Thoennes

October 24, 1934June 28, 2019
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Peggy Ann Thoennes, née Ross, 84, Raleigh NC, formerly of Wake Forest NC and Holland MI, died peacefully on June 28, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Peggy was born on October 24, 1934 in Urbana, IL to Clarence S. and Helen M. Ross, who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Crawfordsville, IN High School in 1952 and Indiana University with a BSN in 1956. In August 1958 she married Robert “Nick” Thoennes who preceded her in death.

She enjoyed singing, sewing, golf and spending time with friends and family.

Peggy is survived by her sisters: Betty Kearney (Phoenix, AZ) and Nancy Elliott (Muncie, IN) and her 3 children: Mathew Thoennes (Diego Astudillo) Port Chester NY; Connie (John) Skoug Libertyville IL; Nikki (Clayton) Brooks Raleigh NC. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Jennica (Andrew) Skoug-Walsh, Evan and Eric (Shannon) Skoug, Andrew and Sarah Brooks, along with 2 great grandchildren (June and Marrion) and 9 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 am at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. Interment will take place in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette, IN, later this year.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Hospice Care of Raleigh, The American Cancer Society, Safe Haven for Cats (Raleigh, NC) or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC.

  • DONATIONS

  • Transitions Hospice Care of Raleigh
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Safe Haven for Cats

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment will take place in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette IN, later this year.

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Cathy Price

July 13, 2019

We loved having Peggy in the choir at WFUMC. Her dedication and willingness to serve was admirable, and we all missed her after she moved to Raleigh. One particularly memorable event was the choir trip to NYC in 2015. Here she is with a few other choir members at the Lincoln Center.

Elsie Shuler

July 12, 2019

Peggy was very near and dear to me and our Covenant Choir at WFUMC. She was a very dedicated choir member and choir librarian. She was passionate about trying to keep us organized, making sure everyone had their robe and music for each Sunday service. Not an easy job! One summer Peggy took all 45 robes home and washed them herself. Peggy did her job with perseverance and humor! 4 years ago Peggy joined us on our choir trip to NYC when we sang at Lincoln Center. One of my most recent memories with Peggy is when I took my school choir from Heritage Middle School in May to sing for the residents at Waltonwood. Peggy was so proud and happy to have had a hand in getting that performance arranged. We all miss Peggy so much. God rest her soul. Lovingly, Elsie Shuler

Beth Vandewalle

July 3, 2019

I remember Patti and I wearing matching jumper dresses with Raggedy Ann on them hand made by Aunt Peggy. When mom died she was not finished with a cross stitch baby birth and weight etc. design for my Sarah. Aunt Peggy finished it and gave it to me. 💙

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