|Peggy J. North|
|Date Of Birth:||01/11/1947|
|Date Of Death:||04/27/2012|
|Service Date:||10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 20212|
Peggy Joan North, of Salina, passed
away Friday, April 27, 2012. Ms. North was born in
Oberlin, Kansas, the daughter of William Miller and Lillian
Lemman. She resided there until attending college at Colby
Community College and Fort Hays State College, earning her
bachelor's degree in English in 1971.
Work experience started early for Ms.
North, as she joined her family at age 7, shucking corn for local
farmers and caring for her siblings. Later restaurant work
included dishwashing and waiting tables. Then working a
library during college. After graduating from college Ms.
North taught at Claflin High School, Claflin, Kansas in 1972 and
1973. Moving to Salina in 1974, she began teaching as a
substitute in U.S.D. 305. She was hired to teach at Salina
High School South in 1975 and continued for 32 years until retiring
Besides teaching, she loved spending time
with friends, family, and visiting with former students. She
also enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing, cooking, stained glass,
silkflower arranging and baking for friends and family. She
was an active member of the KNEA for 32 years and longtime member
of Zeta Lambda of the philanthropic organization, Epsilon Sigma
While working at the Fort Hays State
Library in 1969, Peggy met the love of her life, Marvin C.
North. They were married June 2, 1973 in Oberlin
Kansas. From that union two children were born Aaron Wesley
in 1976 and Sarah Liane in 1978. Marvin preceded her in death
on January 31, 1979.
Peggy is survived by her
daughter, Sarah North, of Salina; son, Aaron North, of
Wichita, Kansas; step daughters, Rebecca Hudson, of
McPherson, Kansas and Cynthia North, of Hamilton, New Jersey;
sisters, Lou Kersenbrock, of Colby, Kansas, Waunita Stoney, of
Oberlin, Kansas, Pat Gustus, of Geneseo, Kamsas, and Fern Mosier,
of Oberlin, Kansas; as well as seve grandchildren. She is also
survived by 7 Grandchildren.
Her parents, stepfather William Mosier,
grandparents, husband, sister Henrietta Irene Dye, and an unnamed
brother also preceded Ms. North in death.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00
a.m., Wedneday, May 2, 2012 at First Covenant Church, with
Reverend Doug McHenry officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in
Peggy's name to the Salina Education Foundation, 1511 Gypsum,
Salina, Kansas. 67401.