Peggy Grace (Lightner) Parsons

September 19, 1940 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Peggy Parsons Obituary

Peggy Grace Parsons, 83, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, following a short battle with cancer. She passed at her home in Petersburg with family by her side.

Peggy was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Petersburg, to Leroy W. and V. Pauline (Rupert) Lightner.

After taking care of her grandparents, Peggy purchased their former home. She then resided there for the remaining 69 years of her life.

Peggy, like her siblings, was active in sports at the Juniata Valley High School and graduated in 1958.

She began working at Murphy’s 5&10 in Huntingdon after graduation. Peggy then went to work at the Petersburg Sewing factory and later J.B. Kunz, where she met her future husband Ralph Edward Parsons.

They were united in marriage July 3, 1973, at Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg by the Rev. Paul Jones. Peggy became a homemaker, raising her two sons, Ralph Jr. and Carey. She got the most enjoyment from spending time with her family and later in life “running” day trips with her husband, brother and sister-in-law.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her sisters Naomi J. Brumbaugh and Mardella P. Mayes (Donald) and brother Carey L. Lightner.

Peggy is survived by her husband, sons Ralph Jr. and wife Michele and Carey Glenn and wife Candi; grandchildren Jonathan, Aubrey, Alex and Nicholas; great-grandchildren Landon, Michael, Savannah and Madelyn; brother William L. Lightner; sister Freda M. Burkey (Clyde); brother-in-law Melvin G. Brumbaugh; sister-in-law Wanda J. Lightner; as well as 15 nieces and nephews.

Per the Peggy’s request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Peggy’s name to: Zion Lutheran Church, 501 St. Peters St., Petersburg, PA 16669 Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 254, Petersburg, PA 16669

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cutright Funeral Home, Huntingdon.

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P.O. Box 253, Petersburg PA 16669

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