Peggy Ruth Ingram
Peggy Ruth Ingram, 78, passed from this life on Tuesday December 20, 2016, at the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on January 10, 1938, in Craighead County, near Black Oak, Ark., to Wesley Gordon and Bertha Mae (Brooks) Bynum.
Peggy and her family first moved to Clay County in 1950 to farm in the Patterson Community. It was there she met and married Robert (Bob) Ingram in 1953. They began their life together farming. Later, she would become the office manager for Mitchell Funeral Home, owner of Bob and Peg's Antiques, owner of Rector Florist and a Social Worker at the Paragould Nursing Center. She was active with the Democratic Party and held the distinction of being the first woman elected to the Rector City Council where she served two terms.
Peggy loved helping others, traveling, collecting antiques, working with her flowers and forever showering her children and grandchildren with love. Born to humble surroundings, Peggy was raised in a family generous with love, support and a zest for living life to its fullest. She passes having instilled those values in three generations of descendants.
She attended the First General Baptist Church of Rector, was a former president of the Clay County Democratic Women and former president of the Rector Women's Club. Until her illness, Peggy was a volunteer ombudsman, regularly volunteered at the Rector Museum and was active with the Senior Bees.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley; her mother, Bertha; husband of 49 years, Robert; brothers, Larry and Richard, and a great grandchild, Wesley Adam Mills, Jr.
She is survived by her sisters, Melba Ingram and Diana Brewer, both of Rector; her daughter, Vickie Ramsey and husband Ron of Van Buren, Ark.; her son, Tim and wife Rhonda of Mandeville, La.; five grandchildren, Ashley Macke and husband Jonnie of Dallas, Tex., Wesley Mills and wife Jenny of Atlanta, Tex., Erica Mills of Van Buren, Ark. and Katie and Nick Ingram of Mandeville, La. She is also survived by six beautiful great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.
Serving as Pallbearers are her nephews, Douglas Ingram, Mike Ingram, Jim Ingram, Chris Ingram, Ryan Brewer, Russ Brewer, Luke Brewer, David Barclif, and Terry Barclift. Her grandson, Wesley Mills, will officiate.
In addition to flowers, the family requests you kindly consider a donation to the Rector High School Helping Hands Foundation at www.rhshelpinghands.org, St. Bernards Hospice or committing a random act of kindness in her honor.
Our laughing, loving, living angel walked with us upon the earth, and now watches over us from heaven.
Those who wish may sign the online guestbook at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com