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Margaret "Peggy" Jeannette Parke

October 15, 1918 — November 14, 2018

Margaret (Peggy) Jeannette (Daniel) Parke, 100, died Wednesday November 14, 2018 at I U Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in Wisemantown, KY October 15, 1918, later migrating to Tangier, Indiana where the family survived by sharecropping.  She married Richard Wayne Parke September 1, 1940 and he died April 19, 1994.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Harry Daniel, Addie (Isaacs) Daniel Pickard; sisters, Beulah Renick, Elon Sowers Summers, Mary Staver, brothers, Roy Daniel, Harry Daniel, Jr., Virgil Daniel; husband Richard (Rick) Wayne Parke; son, Thomas Wayne Parke.

Survived by: daughter, Nancy (Randy) Orr; sons, Richard (Dick) Lee, Steve Ray, Timothy Jay; five grandchildren, Christine Crowder, R. T. Orr, Travis Parke, Kylee Kimbrough, Kailyn Huff; eight great grandchildren, Bailey, Joshua, Jordan, Gracie, Lennon, Trey, Kaden, and Avery.

Peggy had a full, rich life of dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ. She enjoyed singing and playing guitar.  Along with brother Virgil and sister Mary, Peggy helped form the “Daniel Trio”, Most notably singing in a radio contest on WLS, Chicago.  Peggy also entered as a solo artist and was awarded the “Sun Bonnet Girl” award.  That led to an offer to travel and sing as replacement artist for Linda Parker who was lost in an accident.

Instead of fame and fortune, Peggy chose to work in her church, get married to Rick, and raise a family. Rick and Peg survived through “Dad’s” World War II service in the Navy, then completed Dad’s college education as a shop teacher.  They moved to four different local communities, living in four different houses, built by themselves.  They settled in Covington, Indiana, where Rick passed away in 1994.

Rick penned words to a song, “My Indiana Home”. Peg added the music.  Daughter Nancy Orr performed the song at several “Covington Festival” openings.  “When my journey’s done and race is run, I’ll be coming Home to you”.  Before Rick’s passing in 1994, Peggy wrote, self-recorded, and published a cassette tape entitled “Songs of Faith, Hope and Victory”.  In 2006 she wrote and published a book, Love and Light from Above “with a bit of laughter”.

Over the years, Peggy published a weekly devotional in the Fountain County Neighbor. Near the end she wrote only on monthly article, up until 2017.  She wrote her last devotional Margaret (Peggy) Jeannette (Daniel) Parke, 100, died Wednesday November 14, 2018 at I U Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  November 3, 2018:  “ I feel unworthy of Gods goodness to me…Make room for family gatherings.  Share ideas and plans.  Be prayerful”.  By July 2018 she could not swallow food.  On September 11 a G-tube was placed in her stomach.  Through October she began having trouble breathing.  On November 10 a CT scan revealed and inoperable tumor closing off her airway.  She said no to a tracheostomy, and was given palliative care.  Her last audible words were, “Sleep, sleep”.

Funeral services 2:00 P. M. Saturday November 24, 2018 at Covington First Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Harkleroad officiating. Visitation 11:00 A. M. until time of services at 2:00 P. M. Burial in Mount hope Cemetery.  Memorials requested to Covington Christian School with envelopes available at Shelby Funeral Home.  Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com

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First Baptist Church

Saturday, November 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 518 Fifth Street
Covington, IN 47932 Directions Funeral Service

First Baptist Church

Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 518 Fifth Street
Covington, IN 47932 Directions
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