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Millie P. Peoples, 89, Carthage, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Millie "Peggy"
Peoples was born July 12, 1928, in Carthage, to the late William "Roscoe" Gipson and "Daisy" Elmeda (Kirby) Gipson. She graduated from Carthage High School, class of 1946. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Carthage, where she also worked as office secretary for 35 years.
Peggy married Ralph E. Peoples on August 23, 1946, in Carthage; he preceded her in death on February 25, 2007.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Smith (husband Art), Joplin, and Sheila Pollard (husband Rodney), Branson, Mo.; one sister, Anna Mae Pennington, Carthage; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, William Allen Gipson and James Gipson; and one sister, Mary Gipson.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., Saturday, October 7, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Minister Jacob Pollard will officiate.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the Carthage Nazarene Church, in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on October 6, 2017
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