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 Peggy <I>Moore</I> Beller

Peggy Moore Beller

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 30 May 2005 (aged 60)
Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 11074693 · View Source
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Peggy Moore was born to Elbert J. Moore and Myrtle Huff. She graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1965. She married Dr. William C. Beller on July 17, 1965 in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas. She died from pancreatic cancer. Obit in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on June 1, 2005.

Peggy Moore Beller, age 60, died at home on May 30, 2005, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born June 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, to the late Elbert J. Moore and Myrtle Huff Moore Cole. She graduated from Batesville High School in 1962 and St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1965. On July 17, 1965, she was united in marriage to Dr. William C. Beller in Batesville, Arkansas.

Peggy was active in both local and state organizations. One of her most visible community service efforts was serving on the Batesville school board of directors for 17 years, achieving Master board member recognition by the Arkansas School Board Association in 1997. She was a member of the Independence County United Way Board of Directors, serving as President in 1987 and Campaign chair several times. She received United Way chapter awards for volunteer service in 1984 and the Community Service Award in 1988 and 2004. Peggy was a steering committee and executive council member of the White River Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a board member and tireless fund raiser for the North Arkansas Regional AIDS Network. She was a member of the Executive Council of the Crowley's Ridge Girl Scout Council as well as serving as a Girl Scout leader for 5 years and Cub Scout leader for two. She served as secretary of the Batesville Booster Club and coached girls softball for four years. Peggy proudly served as President of the Arkansas State Dental Auxiliary in 1974 and as an executive board member and secretary for 6 years. In recent years, Peggy gave her talents and energy as a founding member of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Board of Directors serving as the Vice President from 1990-91 and President from 1992 to 1994. She also served on the Independence County Single Parent Scholarship Board from 1990 to 2005. She was a member of the Arkansas Eastman Community Advisory Committee since its inception in 1990 and a member of the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council and Membership Committee.

In addition to her husband Bill, Peggy is survived by her mother Myrtle Moore Cole and Step-father Jason Cole of Batesville; daughter Karen Beller of Batesville; son Dr. Chris Beller, his wife Jo and their children Ashtin Thacker and Keaton Thacker of Batesville; God son Greg Klos, his wife Kay and their son Jack of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Patti Lewis of Batesville; and a stepbrother, Jason E. Cole of Springdale, Arkansas. She is also survived by beloved nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father.

Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home. All relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Peggy's life at a memorial service on Saturday, June 4, at 2:00 PM at Independence Hall at UACCB. Visitation with family will immediately follow the memorial service at UACCB.

An open visitation will be held from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.

Throughout her illness Peggy received many beautiful flowers and enjoyed them all. In lieu of more flowers, it is the family's wish that donations to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund be given in her memory. She was immensely proud of the difference these scholarship opportunities made in the lives of many single parents in the past 15 years. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Peggy Beller Memorial Donation, 614 East Emma Avenue Suite 119, Springdale, AR 72764
obit courtesy of Patricia Heath via email, Nov. 13, 2012





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