Margaret "Peggy" Farmer, 87, of Greenville died Friday, April 21, 2017, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m. A visitation will immediately follow. Interment at DFW National Cemetery will be at a later date.
She was born to Robley and Mildred Evans on Dec. 10, 1929, in Brookville, Pa. She graduated from Clarion High School, and she received her bachelor's degree from University of Iowa. She joined the US Navy and served seven years.
She was married to Eddie Lester Farmer in the Philippines on Oct. 7, 1961. After Les retired from the Navy, they moved to Greenville in 1967.
Peggy was an active member in the community. She was a longtime member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. Over the years she was actively involved with Travis Elementary PTA, League of Women Voters, Greenville Entertainment Series, Salvation Army, YMCA and the Greenville Elks Lodge. Peggy went to East Texas State University and received her master's degree in counseling in 1981.
Peggy's hobby was traveling. After Les retired, they traveled in a motorhome and saw all 50 states, all provinces in Canada and most of Mexico. After Les' passing, Peggy continued traveling overseas. She traveled to 70-plus countries.
She is survived by two daughters, Nenita Bendersky (Andrew) and Leslie Cave (Kevin); grandchildren Anna, Amber and Allison Bendersky; stepgrandchildren James and Tyler (Bonnie) Cave; a sister, Shirley Hetzler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers Gene and Roy.
Memorials may be made to Kavanaugh UMC or to Texas Elks Endowment Inc. (830-875-2425).
Published on April 27, 2017