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Monday, February 8, 2021

Obituary - Pegy Ione Bozarth

Pegy Ione Bozarth, age 82, passed away Feb 8, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri.

Pegy was born in San Diego CA, where she spent her childhood. She met her future husband, Leslie H Bozarth, and subsequently moved to the Kansas City area. Pegy and Les were married for 55 years until Les’s death in 2008. Along the way, Pegy and Les raised 7 children and were grandparents to 5. One of the great joys for Pegy was the arrival of her 3 greatchildren. Peggy was well known as ‘Nurse Pegy’ by the many children she had contact with during her years in the health room at Scott Elementary School.

In recent years, Pegy volunteered at the Missouri Puppy Mill Rescue. She loved working with the dogs and serving as a Rescue ambassador at events in the community. Pegy spent many many, enjoyable hours over lunch with her long-term friends, the “Lunch Ladies” (you know who you are!). 

Pegy was truly beloved by her family. All of her grandchildren spent hours in person and on the phone chatting about everything from personal lives to the current political situation. Although she will always be with us, her passing creates a space that cannot easily be filled.

Pegy is predeceased by her husband, Leslie H Bozarth, sons Stanley M Bozarth (Connie) and Leslie S Bozarth and daughter Elizabeth R Wheeler.

She is survived by two daughters - Connie S Bozarth (Theo) and Teresa L Grimaluskus and two sons - Jeremiah A Bozarth (Abby) and Joshua M Bozarth; five grandchildren - Brent Wheeler (Lyndsey), Donald L Grimaluskus (Mickell), Phillip B Dreher (Katie), Mark D Bozarth-Dreher, and Chris Perry; three great grandchildren - Kora L Grimaluskus, Hudson H Bozarth and Colton C Bozarth.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the PKD Foundation, 1001 E 101st Terrace #220, Kansas City, Missouri 64131, or the Missouri Puppy Mill Rescue, PO Box 1492, Belton MO 64012.