After a very recent cancer diagnosis, Peggi passed away quietly at her home on January 16, 2013. Margaret Ann Walker was born on July 29, 1947 in El Paso, Texas to Allen Wesley Walker and Margaret Dunne Walker. Her family moved a couple times, ultimately and permanently to Kansas City in 1959 where she went to Bishop Miege High School and Kansas State University.
Peggi met Jack Kilroy in 1969 at a wedding where she was Maid of Honor and he was Best Man. Jack advised the pretty bank receptionist "not to take any wooden nickels." Fortunately Peggi's mother encouraged Peggi to give Jack a chance in spite of a less than excited reaction to this advice. They were married on August 14, 1971 and had a wonderful life together and were blessed with three children.
Peggi was active in countless community activities and the lives of so many. Her family is particularly proud that she founded a hot lunch program at St. Ann's school. She set an example for all of us about how to build a family and how to build friendships. Her father was fond of saying that "Nobody doesn't like Peggi." She endeared herself to so many because she always listened, always showed interest in others, and was always quick to provide support in a time of need. In her illness her family was blessed by an amazing outpouring of support from those friends.
She is survived by her husband Jack; her daughter Bridget Hoffman (Brad), and sons John III (Jennifer) and Kevin (Alyssa); nine grandchildren who are "actually perfect"—Joey, Caroline, Matthew and Tommy Hoffman; Jack IV, Michael & Lucy Kilroy; and Margaret & Kevin Kilroy, Jr.; also by her sister Diana Rose and family of Houston, Texas; and many, many good friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 18th, 5-7 PM, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road Prairie Village, KS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 AM, also at St. Ann's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Operation Breakthrough or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204. (913) 648-6224).