DECATUR — Mary “Peggy” Frances Gifford, 89, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Peggy was born June 23, 1930, in Decatur, the daughter of Ray and Frances (Kennedy) Stoutenborough.
Surviving are her children, Gail (Bob) Marlow and Kelly Gifford, both of Decatur; four grandchildren, Devon, Blake, Cody, and Wyatt; a great-grand-daughter, Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven brothers, two sisters, and a step-son, John.
Peggy worked at Atlantic and Pacific Grocery Store for many years. She was an avid gardener and loved watching John Wayne and Clark Gable movies. Her favorite movie of all time was Gone with the Wind. She will always be known for her beautiful singing voice.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.Honoring Peggy Gifford's wishes, cremation services will be provided by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.