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Peggy Ann Idecker
  • Memorials may be made to St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness or to the Randolph County Humane Society.

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“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Katherine Smith - Tickfaw, LA

“My condolences to all of Peggy's family. She will be missed . Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this time ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Kaiser - Belleville, IL

“Gary, Dawn and family- you are in my prayers. Your mom was a sweet lady. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Amy (Schreiber) Foust - Paris, TN

“Our Deepest Sympathy Jeff and Mary and Your Family on the passing of Your Mom .... Bryan Sandy Ashley Melanie and Charlie ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Sandy Ford - Smithton, IL

“Peggy. I saw you daily for 4 years because I was always in the office. You let me do my dumb magic tricks, we talked about movies, you helped me go...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Joe russell - Los Angeles, CA

“My deepest sympathy to Ms Peggys family. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Larry Stallmann - El Dorado, AR

“I am so sorry to hear about Peggy! Peggy always had a smile on her face and never seem to let anything bother her! She would laugh off things...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Rose Thomas - New Athens, IL

“We are so sorry to hear about Peggy's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and give you strength during this time of...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Roger and Henny Cahoon - Frohna, MO

“God's Grace and Mercy to the family. She will be missed. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Douglas Frech - NEW ATHENS, IL

“My deepest sympathy to everyone. Such a great person, Rest In Peace Peggy. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Ruth Ann & Jon Hsnfy - New Athens, IL

“Jeff i am so sorry for your family's loss my prayers are with you ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Shannon Stelling (smith) - IL

“Peggy was a great lady! I always appreciated her kindness to me and so many other students. Prayers to the family for their loss. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Stacey Smith - Crawfordsville, IN

“My deepest sympathy to the family Peggy was a neighbor when I was young I'm sure she will be missed a lot ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Kathryne Hill - O'Fallon, IL

“My condolences your mother was a wonderful women. I know she will be sadly missed. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Jane Burk-Hopkins - Belleville, IL

“Sending my deepest sympathies. May God wrap his arms around all. Peggy was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed greatly. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Beth (Glaus) McClure - IL

“My heart goes out to all of you, Peggy was a truly beautiful person inside and out. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jeanne Jansen - Fairview Heights, IL

“My sincerest condolences to you all, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Dudeck-Haislip

“My condolences to the family. Gary know that you and the rest of your family are in my prayers during this time. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Larry Birkner - Peotone, IL

“My deepest sympathies to the Idecker family. Peggy was a wonderful iconic part of my high school experience at NACHS. She was always ready with a...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Jenny Donahue (Schott)

“One of the sweetest woman I have ever known. So sad sending much love and prayers for her family. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Doranna Kaiser - New Athens, IL

“What a great lady!! Always had a smile on her face and you could tell what great love she had for her kids and grand kids! My heart aches for her...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Warnecke - New, IL - Friend

“Deepest condolences to the family and friends. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Robert {Rocker} Votrain - Ironton, MO

“Sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. She will be fondly remembered by many. ~Rest peacefully Peggy~ ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Kim Hampton - New Athens, IL


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Peggy Ann, nee Frech, Idecker, 73, of New Athens, IL; born on October 5, 1944 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Idecker was the secretary at the New Athens High School for 39 years and was known by countless faculty, staff and students. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Athens. She enjoyed reading, watching TV and most of all spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents - Philip "Clem" and Jeanette, nee Weible, Frech. Her husband - Gary H. Idecker whom she married on March 17, 1962 in Piggott, AR and who passed away on July 17, 2011.

Peggy is survived by her children - Gary L. (Dawn) Idecker of New Athens, IL; Jeffrey (Mary) Idecker of New Athens, IL; Angela (Chris) Hewitt of Red Bud, IL; Ashley (James) Herbig of Troy, MO. Her grandchildren - Amanda (Jason) Lindsey; Savannah Idecker; Shane Hewitt; Erin Hewitt; Sara Hewitt; Everly Herbig. One great-grandson - Reed Lindsey. Peggy was also expecting the birth of another great-grandbaby Lindsey who will be arriving soon. One sister - Susan (James) Boxx of Ottumwa, IA. Brother-in-law - Donald (Marianne) Idecker of Hecker, IL. Also survived by two nieces.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness or to the Randolph County Humane Society.

Visitation: Friends may call at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m..

Funeral: Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Gene Miller and Rev. Gerald Savage officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements