CHARLESTON — Peggy S. (Kramer) Blanchard, age 71 of Charleston, IL, formerly of Villa Grove, IL, died at 7:58 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Hilltop Nursing Home in Charleston, IL.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, (921 Madison Ave) Charleston, IL with Father Michael Highlander officiating. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Joines Funeral Home (Il RT 130 S) Villa Grove, IL.
Peggy was born October 28, 1947 in Effingham, a daughter of Henry A. and Mary R. (Roedl) Kramer. She married David Blanchard and he survives. Also surviving are stepson Bradley Blanchard; brothers Henry E. "Woody" (Mary Alice) Kramer, Casper A. "Tony" Kramer; sisters Bobbi (Rumer) Kramer, Barbara Legner, Anita (Jerry) Brazzell, Mary Parker (Dr. Peggy Johnson) Anicia Kramer and Cami (Stephen) Piskiak; 23 nieces and nephews, 27 great-nieces and nephews. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Denise Diane Hassan, brother, Bernard Laverne Kramer and stepson Matthew Blanchard. Peggy taught school in Hume, IL at the Shiloh School, and the Tuscola School District. She taught for 34 years and retired in 2005. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and leaves a legacy for all to cherish.