Peggy Rodman | Obituaries | Greenville Herald Banner
August 31, 1929 –
September 16, 2021
Peggy R. Rodman
Born August 31, 1929 in Salina Kansas
Died September 16, 2021 in Pearland, Texas
Parents: John Abram Darling and Agness Clark Darling
Three children: Pamela Rodman Lindenmeyer, Linda Rodman Benesch, Gloria Rodman Lesmeister
Eight grandchildren: Deborah Campbell, Karen Wright, Gwendolyn Szafranski, Megan Sajeske, Nina Sajeske, Kara Sajeske, John Lesmeister and James Lesmeister.
Twelve great-grandchildren: Dustin Wyatt; Jim and Will Campbell; Emmett, Amelia, Martin and Sybil Wright; Cal, Millie, Stella and Vianne Szafranski, Brooks Russell.
She is a graduate of Gypsum High School, Gypsum, KS, 1947, and East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, 1995.
She worked for Pan American Airways in Miami, FL before marriage. She moved to Detroit, MI in 1950. She worked two years for Merrill Lynch. With the birth of her three daughters, she stayed home for fifteen years. During these years he became involved in local politics and was appointed to the Southgate, MI Library Board and served as Chairman of the Library Board during the construction of a new library for this suburb. In 1965, she moved with her family to Aurora, Illinois, where she worked for the construction company that built the National Accelerator Lab, which was later called Fermi Lab. In 1975 the family moved to Greenville, TX and she worked 17 years for East Texas State University. Peggy graduated from this university in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in Art History. After her retirement, she became a member of the YMCA Board of Directors in 2003. She was a member of several organizations: Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Chi Beta Sigma Phi, Standard Club, Rejebian Club (past president), Redeemer Lutheran Church, Merry Maids Swim Group, YMCA Hydrobics and First Congregational Church.
In 2007, she and William returned to Illinois to be closer to their two older daughters. William died in 2010. In 2018, she moved to Pearland, Texas to be closer to her youngest daughter.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, IL. The service will be broadcast live. She will be buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
Published on October 2, 2021