Marilyn Jean Peery, 76, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home in rural Nevada, MO following a long-term illness. She was born on October 17, 1943 in Crawford, Nebraska to Joseph Edward and Betty Ann (Langdon) Alkire. She married James H. Peery, Jr. in Nevada on June 10, 1961 and he survives of the home.
Marilyn was raised in Nebraska and as a child of a serviceman also in Germany and Holland. She graduated from Peculiar High School Class of 1961. Marilyn was primarily a homemaker and farm wife. Later in life she became a Registered Nurse and worked at various hospitals in the area. Marilyn enjoyed crafts, genealogy, collecting silver dollars, being with her family, shopping, fishing and hunting.
In addition to her husband James, she is survived by her children, James Peery, III (Maria), Nevada, Joe Peery (Cindy), Nevada, John Peery, Nevada, Janel Hunt (Jon), Frisco, TX, and Jay Peery, Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Christiane Bennett (Dennis), Columbia, MO; a special cousin, Sharon Christie, Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, David Alkire and infant brother Michael Joseph Alkire.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute in Marilyn’s name to the American Diabetes Association or Vernon County Cancer Relief Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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