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 Peggy Jean <I>Burtrum</I> Morrow

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Peggy Jean Burtrum Morrow

  • Birth 13 Feb 1934 USA
  • Death 17 Oct 1999 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 30558321

Peggy Jean Burtrum was born to Virgil Henry Burtrum and Sina "Faye" Capps Burtrum on February 13, 1934.
Her siblings include, Wilfred Maurice "Willie" Burtrum.

She married Charles Roger "Chuck" Morrow on June 5, 1955.

The couple had five children:
(1) SON - Steven Charles (& )
(2) SON - Michael Roger (& Amanda)
(3) SON - Douglas Mark(& Raquel)
(4) SON - Phillip David (divorced)
(5) SON - Jeffery Scott (engaged)

Chuck and Peggy lived their early married life in Michigan, moving back to Missouri in the early 1970s.

Peggy was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, cousin and friend - loved by many.

Peggy had fought and won a battle with cancer a decade prior to her death. The cancer returned in her breast and eventually spread, taking her life.

She died on October 17 1999 in Joplin Missouri and is buried next to her parents.


Peggy was one of my father's favorite cousins and he loved going into her Second Acte store, not only to talk with her but to buy shirts. For some reason, my father's goal was to have over 100 shirts and that he did. And also, my mother and I would go there to check out her 'wares,' and to chat.

We mentioned to Peggy that, or at least I did, that I found it odd about my dad's journey to and from work. It took my dad 30 minutes to get to work, but it took him 3 hours to get home! Why? With each stop my father made on the way home, he always ran into someone he knew and he talked... and talked... and talked.

So Peggy laughed and said that one of these days she was going to hide in her car at Vickers and follow him as he went from Walmart and all the stops he made just to see what he did do. I don't know if she ever did that, but knowing Peggy...she probably did.

Toward the end, my father would go to her house to visit her and one of her sons said that each time he came, my father would have Peggy laughing and she'd feel good while he was there.

If only we could stop time sometimes....and keep things like we remember, but I guess it will be that way when we all meet in Heaven again.

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  • Created by: Sarah Capps
  • Added: 13 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30558321
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peggy Jean Burtrum Morrow (13 Feb 1934–17 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30558321, citing Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Capps (contributor 46927696) .