Obituary: Margaret Jean “Peggy” Buck

MITCHELL – Margaret Jean “Peggy” Buck, 92, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.

Margaret Jean “Peggy” Buck

Born August 8, 1930, in Iroquois County, IL, she was the daughter of Otis A. and Geneva L. (Bender) German. She married Donald A. Buck on October 9, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2009.

Her family moved to Tippecanoe County when she was in high school and she graduated from Romney High School. She then attended Purdue University for a year and her loyalty to the Boilermakers lasted her lifetime.

At the age of 78, Peggy retired from the Lawrence County Extension Office as secretary after 45 years. She prided herself on finding an answer or information needed, for every person that came into the office. Being a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association was important to her as well as helping with their activities while she worked in the Extension office. She cared deeply for her Extension and 4-H families.

Peggy was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford and enjoyed playing in the Bell Choir. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club , Altrusa, Lawrence County Community Concert Association, Land of Limestone Master Gardeners, Hoosier Hillsides Master Gardeners and loved attending the Little Theater.

She loved her country, was a proud Republican and had voted in every election since she was 21.

Attending her family’s activities were her hobbies and always a priority, be it a ballgame, dance recital, music performance or showing cattle, pigs or horses.

Survivors include her sons, Donald W. (Patrice Buher) Buck, Mitchell, IN and David W. (Kathy Adamson) Buck, Danville, IL; daughter, Lisa K. (Bobby Cross) Tincher, Orleans, IN; grandchildren & great grandchildren, Jeremy (Caroline) Buck, Zia & Lennon, Redondo Beach, CA, Josh (Misty) Tincher, Austin, Adyson, Avery, Orleans,IN, Brandon (Kerry) Buck, Parker, Karsyn, McCade, Boise, ID, Dr. Donald (Jenn) Buck, Ben, Brooke, St. Louis, MO, Jessica (Melissa) Tincher, Cordayjah, NasZea, Jamir, Jaquan, Fishers, IN, Lillie (Andrew) Duncanson, Champaign, IL, Trisha (Joe) Morrow, Zackary, Alexxis, Tayleigh, Bloomington, IN, Joanna (Tiffany Gibson) Tincher, Chapin, SC, and David (Katie) Buck, Alexander, baby Rowan due in June, San Diego CA; great great grandson, Madden Morrow; sister-in-law, Barbara German, Lafayette, IN; and several nieces and nephews that she loved like her own.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Deanna Buck; grandson, Jacob Tincher; and great granddaughters in infancy, Alyvia, Aleigha, Analyn, and Avalyn.  Peggy was the oldest and last survivor of her siblings: Nancy Slocomb, Bill German, Raymond German, Kenny German, Ted German, Kathy Budd, and David German.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Church, Bedford, IN with Pastor Judi Early officiating.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Elmwood Cemetery at Romney, Indiana.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts:  First United Methodist Church, Bedford, IN and Lawrence County 4-H Council

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