Peggy Lou Carey

July 5, 1936 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 84)


Peggy Lou Carey, age 84, of Springfield, KY passed away at 10:22 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her home with her family by her side. 

She was born in Mackville, KY on July 5, 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lloyd “Pete” Carey, and her parents, Oakie Leland Graham and Kathryn Thomas Graham of Mackville.    

Peggy was a 1954 graduate of Mackville High School where she was the cutest Mackville Red Devil’s cheerleader.   Soon after high school, she married the love of her life and quickly became instrumental in supporting the family farm by cooking for workhands, canning delicious homegrown tomatoes, and freezing the best corn in the land. 

Peggy was a loving mother to three daughters who absolutely adored her:  Kathy Russell (Butch) of Harrodsburg, Lisa DeGolyer (Troy) of Elizabethtown, and Christy Carpenter (Danny) of Springfield.  She treasured her grandchildren Kelly Jo Boone (Thomas Reed), Daniel Carpenter (Whitney), Joshua Russell (Erin Scroggins) , and Kristin Carpenter (Kellen Macklin).  She was in awe of her great grandchildren Lindley and Caden Carpenter.

Music has always been a part of the Carey family and Peggy was well-rounded in her talents.   She was the pianist for 42 years at the Mackville Baptist Church and also sang adoring duets (You’re the One!) with her husband in their country band as a fun side hustle.  She also sang in a gospel quartet and saw to it that all three of her children took piano lessons…and one actually can play!  

Peggy achieved the very best version of herself in recent years – she was strong, witty, graceful, gracious, and had a zest for life.  Her greatest gift to her children was her love and devotion to her husband who she was married to for 60 years.

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Friday, November 13th at Carey and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Pater, officiating.

Burial will be in Peter Cemetery Mackville.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Whitney Carpenter and Erin Scroggins.

Serving as casket bearers will be Daniel Carpenter, Joshua Russell, Kelly Jo Boone, Kristin Carpenter, Kellen Macklin and Thomas Reed. 

Visitation will be after 8:00 Friday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to, The Mackville Baptist Church.

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November 13, 2020

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

Funeral Service
November 13, 2020

12:00 PM
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 E Main St
Springfield, KY 40069

November 13, 2020

Peter Cemetery
Willisburg Rd.
Mackville, KY 40040


Mackville Baptist Church
10830 Main St., Mackville KY 40040
Tel: 1-859-262-5470

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