Funeral services for Peggy Jane Wall, 77, of Marshfield, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Clear Springs Cemetery.
She died on September 14 at her home. She was born on May 18, 1945, in Dout, to parents Norman Cleon and Floa (Claybrook) Davis.
Peggy grew up in Ozark County and graduated from Gainesville High School. Soon after graduation, she moved to Kansas City. She left Kansas City in 1973, moving her family to the family home in Dout, to live a quiet life farming and raising her children.
A hairstylist by trade, she soon joined the team at the Francester Beauty Salon on the field in Gainesville.
(This excerpt is from Ozark County Times Article dated October 31, 2018, detailing Barbara Loftis’ retirement):
Barbara tells a story about a fellow salon franchisee that is always laughable—but also shows the challenges and exhaustion that hard-working single mothers face. The designer, Peggy Bowe, worked at Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and also worked a second job as a stylist for Frances while raising two sons. One night she came home and left Mary Shields under the dryer. Fran and I looked around and thought, “Huh, I wonder who’s supposed to take care of her.” But Peggy remembered before she got home and went back to finish Mary’s hair. I forgot that Mary was still under the dryer.”
In 1977, life drove Peggy West to Oregon. She joined her brother and his family, and settled in the Rogue River Valley. Soon after she retired, her mother Floa moved out west as well, bringing the family together.
Peggy met the love of her life Charlie in 1983 and they married in 1985.
After Floa’s death, she was transferred back to the Bay Area. With her boys growing up and starting their own lives, she was finally able to follow her dreams. Managing luxury high-rise apartments was her next goal. She liked to live in tall skyscrapers. The views, the people… It was an adventure that delighted me for the next fifteen years.
But Missouri never left her spirit, and in 2000, she took on her last big adventure: finding a small farm in Marshfield where she and Charlie became fine ranchers. Until the end of their lives, Charlie and Peggy lived a happy life on their small farm in Marshfield. Never wanting more than a quiet life to be spent together, they attended services at the Elkland Church, making memories and friends that they would carry until their last days. They both died peacefully in their home, their deaths just over a month apart.
Peggy was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and wife. Her childhood at Dawt prepared her well for the next life. Friendship, service, hard work, loyalty and devotion to her loved ones and those she met were the hallmarks of her life.
She is survived by two sons: Matt Bowie and his wife Becky from Hidden Valley Lake, California, and Mark Bow and wife Jamie from Saint Helen, Oregon, and three grandchildren.
It preceded the death of her parents; her husband, Charlie Wall; and one brother, William Davis and his wife Louise.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.