|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1915|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2009|
Margaret O'Mara "Peg" Stewart, 93 of Lincoln, formerly of O'Neill, died on Sunday, February 1st, 2009 in Lincoln. Peg Stewart was born November 4th, 1915 in Millburn, NJ, the eldest of the four O'Mara daughters.
She was called Margie. Despite her petite stature, she was very athletic and excelled at tennis, track, basketball and field hockey. As a teenager, she spent her summers working for the township of Millburn. Her job was to channel the energies of the city youth into constructive activities on the playgrounds. Many of the children were the offspring of Italian and Polish immigrants and Margie kept them out of trouble by organizing sports events, art activities and plays. Margie attended Newark State Teachers' College (now Kean University) and graduated with a degree in elementary education. She taught kindergarten at Glenwood School in Short Hills, NJ from 1941 to 1944 and continued her education at Duke University during the summers.
In April, 1944, Margie joined the American Red Cross as a recreational staff assistant and served for 18 months in England and Germany. During her ARC career she became known as Peggy. She returned home from the war engaged to Captain Carroll W. "Cal" Stewart and they were married on January 5, 1946. The young couple moved to O'Neill, Nebraska after Cal bought a weekly newspaper, The Frontier. Peggy helped at the newspaper by working from home while she reared their three children, Suzanne, Scott and Sally. She returned to teaching kindergarten in the fall of 1964 and retired from full time teaching 17 years later.
Cal and Peg moved to Lincoln in 1998 and lived at Legacy Estates, 7200 Van Dorn. Peg is survived by her daughter Suzanne Bolten of St. Louis, son Scott of Lincoln, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her sister Josephine of Ocala, Florida, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cal, daughter Sally, parents and two sisters.
Rosary and Wake service will be held Sunday, February 8th and 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial with Msgr. Liam M. Barr celebrant will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7900 Trendwood Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday, February 9th at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to: St. Joseph Catholic Grade School Foundation, 1940 South 77th, Lincoln, NE 68506 or The University of Nebraska Foundation % Ben Kuroki Scholarship Fund, 1010 Lincoln Mall Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Obituary per Lincoln Memorial
Joseph Daniel O'Mara (1894 - 1973)
Brigid Theresa Agnes Neenan O'Mara (1890 - 1978)
Carroll Wallace Stewart (1918 - 2007)*
Lincoln Memorial Park
Created by: Br. Mark Kopejtka, OSBCn
Record added: Apr 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109673396