Wilma “Peg” Margaret Scott, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her son, Jeff, and her daughter, Heather, on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the age of 87. She was born March 25, 1930 in Gibsonburg, Ohio to Bert and Nora (Saam) Crispen being the fifth of eight children.
She was a 1948 graduate of Gibsonburg High School. In 1949, Peg met the love of her life, Norman Scott, at a Homecoming celebration in Gibsonburg, Ohio. On October 7, 1950, they were married and moved to a farm near Tontogany, Ohio. She enjoyed feeding the chickens, collecting and selling eggs, and helping take care of the sheep. Her favorite social activity with her husband was going to dances on Saturday nights. Peg was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Unit 441 Auxiliary in Tontogany, Ohio. During her life, she enjoyed cooking and baking with potato salad, chocolate chip cookies, and Dutch apple pie being her most requested food. Bird watching (especially cardinals) and doing word search puzzles also were favorite activities.
Music was also an important part of her life. She sang in the choir at the Tontogany Presbyterian Church. Listening to Big Band music was also a favorite activity. Her favorite television show was the Lawrence Welk Show. On a trip to Branson, Missouri, she met the Lennon Sisters from the show. When her husband passed away in 1979, Peg and her daughter, Heather, began a 38 year travel adventure which included visiting all 50 states and all of the Canadian provinces, taking several Alaskan, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Baltic cruises, walking on the Great Wall of China, going on Safari in South Africa, climbing to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and visiting Disney Parks in Florida, California, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Locally Peg cherished family trips to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Peg and her daughter were avid BGSU Hockey fans as season ticket holders and going on road trips as far as Alaska with their friends Dallas, Marie and Heather Dean.
Family was very important to Peg. After her son Jeff retired, Peg treasured his daily lunch visits and helping him keep track of the farm books. She truly appreciated her son Kevin for helping to complete work that needed to be done around the house. Peg and her daughter Heather had a special bond that will never be broken. She babysat two of her grandchildren, Greg and Katie and one of her great-grandchildren, Christian, from the age of six weeks through school age. Weekly trips to McDonalds with her grandchildren were a highlight of her life. Putting her family’s needs and desires were of the upmost importance to her.
Like the song, Wilma “Peg” Margaret Scott was the heart of her family and she will be truly missed but never forgotten.
Visitation will be held on Monday April 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 18620 Washington Street Tontogany, Ohio. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tontogany Presbyterian Church, 18740 Main Street Tontogany, Ohio. Interment will follow at Washington Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given in Peg’s memory to the Tontogany Presbyterian Church.
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