Funeral services for Peggy Jean Shemwell, 74, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shemwell died at 12:35 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at Brooke Haven Health Care, West Plains, Missouri.
She was born March 26, 1938, at Naylor, Missouri, to Charles and Ruth Dodd Rodgers. On January 23, 1959, she was married at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Ron Shemwell. Before her retirement, Mrs. Shemwell was an insurance agent. She enjoyed baking and was well known for her decorated sugar cookies and apple and cherry pies. Also, she enjoyed sports and waterskiing and was a loving wife, mother and MeMa to her grandchildren. Mrs. Shemwell was a member of First Baptist Church for forty-six years.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Shemwell, of the family home; two children, Cindy Lee, husband, Monte, Bentonville, Arkansas and Steven Shemwell, wife, Katherine, Festus, Missouri; four grandchildren, Ryan Lee, wife, Lindsay, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Katie Lee, Anna Lee, both of Bentonville, Arkansas and Naomi Shemwell, Festus, Missouri; one great-grandchild, Maddox Lee; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents and one sister, Carolyn, precede her in death.
The family will receive their friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.