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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Pegg

April 24, 1929 November 28, 2022
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Pegg
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Obituary for Elizabeth A. "Betty" Pegg

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Pegg, 93, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Betty was born on April 24, 1929, in Peoria, a daughter of Russel C. and Alice M. (Anthony) Arnold. She married Edward Pegg, Jr., on July 22, 1950 in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are their children, Edward (Carol) Pegg, III of Hudson, IL, Kathleen (Michael) Calabro of Peoria, IL, Charlene (Robert) Altorfer of Brimfield, IL, Marlene (Steven) Martin of Peoria, IL, Eileen (Terry) Grawey of Peoria, Colleen (Joseph D’Alessandro) Pegg of Maui, HI, Darleen Pegg of Brimfield, IL and Robert (Jill) Pegg of Peoria, IL, as well as 38 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, sister, Mary Ann O’Neill and sister-in-law, Betty Segneri Arnold.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and two brothers Robert R. Arnold and Russell C. Arnold.

Betty was an active and life-time member of the Peoria area community. She graduated from Academy of Our Lady and worked at Caterpillar for 15 years, until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, IL. She participated in funeral luncheons, the food pantry, mailings lists, the St. Thomas environment committee, Martha’s Club and the Mothers’ Club at her church. She was also volunteered as a Eucharistic minister. She was also involved in the Catholic Women’s League and Homebound Help through her church.

Visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2022 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. Further visitation will be on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM, with Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate and Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peoria Heights, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

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Starting her morning,

Mom’s face a delight.

Eight pair of eyes,

wide open and bright.

Expecting and diapers,

still two in training.

Off to help Dad,

with no complaining.

Kids shoes on the counter,

set straight in a row.

Polished for Sunday,

for God they must know.

Off to Spring Street,

dressed in the same wear.

Show Gramp your pearlies,

Grams cake there to share.

Sisters go shopping,

kids squeezed in 4 doors.

Asked them when stopping,

“Are all those kids yours?”

Fried chicken her best,

with room at the table.

No matter the number,

Mom always was able.

Days go quickly,

to school will send.

One Pegg will enter,

where other ones end.

The sun is now setting,

Mom sits at a desk.

Getting a tablet,

her thoughts before rest.

Slowly she writes,

an art in itself.

She whispers each name,

her children, her wealth.

“Eddie William,

Kathleen Ann,

Charlene Marie,

Marlene Mary,

Eileen Lynn,

Coleen Kay,

Darleen Denise,

Robert Russell,

I love all you darling, loving, kind, sweet Pegg kids.

The best in all the whole wide world.

your Mother”

Eight precious souls,

all raised and grown.

Because of your love,

we're never alone.

By Darleen Pegg

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5:00 PM 12/2/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/2/2022 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States





10:30 AM 12/3/2022 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/3/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 12/3/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

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