Peggy Joan Lewis Griggs, 78, El Dorado, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Visitation with family present will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov.15, 2013, at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow the services in Union Cemetery, in rural Benton.
Peggy was born on July 29, 1935 in Towanda, the daughter of Arthur Lloyd and Margaret “Opal” McHatton Lewis. She graduated from El Dorado High School; Butler Junior College, and Wichita Vo-Tech. She was an accountant in the payroll department at Wichita State University. Peggy lived most of her life in Butler and Sedgwick Counties. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Wichita, and enjoyed sewing and crocheting for her family and the Wichita Children’s Home.
On Sept. 29, 1952, Peggy and Donald Lee Griggs were married in El Dorado. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1990 in Norfolk, Va.
Those who survive include: son, Russell Dean Griggs and wife Kathleen; daughter, Michele Leigh Pehrson and Bill Keeney; seven grandchildren, Kandi Elaine Levasseur, Jason Alan Griggs, Valarie Renae Baker, Robert Lee Swisher, Micheal David Swisher, Justin Andrew Swisher, Bradley Allen Brubaker; great-grandchildren, Leah Kate Ellis, Christopher Ryan Levasseur, Austin Alan Griggs, Andrew Rea Griggs, Ashley Dawn Griggs, Amy Dawn Baker, Alexis Nicole Baker, Ava Lynn Swisher, Oshea Brubaker, Takota Swisher, Miles Lee, Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Swisher (twins of Robert and Sarah Swisher), Lori Hunt, Robert Gray, and Jackson Jennings; brother, James R. Lewis, El Dorado; sisters, Vivian McGoyne, El Dorado, Rita Bohnert, Weatherford, Texas, and Ruth Ann Lauer, Sacramento, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials to her memory for the Lupus Foundation, may be left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado who are handling the arrangements. Condolences for the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.