Peggy Keim

Peggy Marshall Keim, 87, of Newberry, South Carolina and longtime resident of Cartersville, Georgia, died September 29, 2011, at Jessie Frank Hawkins Nursing Home, Newberry, South Carolina. Peggy was born in Wapella, Illinois on December 4, 1923, to the late Mary Ellen Derr Marshall and Frederick Lewis Marshall.

Peggy was a graduate of Illinois State University; taught Physical Education and Driver’s Education. She was a loving daughter and sister, beloved wife and daughter-in-law, and dedicated mother and grandmother. Peggy was a dancer, singer, world traveler, bridge player; loved smiling, arranging flowers, putting on her lipstick and jewelry every morning, and planning family get-togethers.

Her community service included being a member of the American Association of Mining Engineers (AAME) where she planned many national conventions, Life Member of the Easter Star, American Association of University Women, 1996 Olympic Committee in Cartersville, and local Mineral Museum where she volunteered. Peggy was a member of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and active in its United Methodist Women.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband, John T. Keim, their son, Patrik Keim, and her sisters, Ellen Marshall Beavers and Louis Marshall Jones. She is survived by her children, Nicki Arthur and her husband, Gary, of Findlay, Illinois and Michael F. Keim and his wife, Kathy of Newberry, South Carolina; grandchildren: Shane peace of Ithaca, New York; Brett Peace of New York City, New York, Kristin Keim of Pleasant Hill, California and Candice Keim of Newberry, South Carolina and her sisters children.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in Memory of Peggy M. Keim to the University of Georgia Foundation for the Patrik T. Keim Memorial Award (please attach in memory of Peggy M. Keim) address: 394 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30602.

A memorial service will be held in Newberry on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 3 pm by Rev. Karen Radcliffe at the J.F. Hawkins Chapel, 1330 Kinard Street, Newberry, South Carolina 29108. The family will receive visitors after the service. The family will then have a service in Clinton, Illinois on Saturday, October 8, 2011.


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#9 Donna Kinard 2011-11-04 09:28
She always looked forward to a tradition where a relative at Christmas sent her a gift every day for 12 days,and would get so excited when she knew her children and grandchildren were coming to see her.mrs keim she couldnt have asked for a better daughter inlaw. love donna
#8 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2011-10-03 20:35
Mike, Kathy & girls,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless you!
#7 mike meadow 2011-10-02 20:48
Mike,Kathy and girls. So sorry to here about your loss.Please know that you are in our prayers
#6 Byrd & Susan Smith 2011-09-30 22:15
Candice & Family. Just want you to know that we are thinking of you at this time. Ms. Peggy was a joy to know. She was such a lady of dignity and all at JF Hawkins will miss "the trays are here" call from her. You have much to smile about -knowing that she is having a "Homecoming Party" in Heaven right now.
#5 Hunt Coffey 2011-09-29 20:03
Your mother will certainly be missed at the nursing home. I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#4 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-09-29 15:45
Our family extends our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Mrs. Keim. May the Lord bless you and keep you during this time of grief. Lee, Carol, Jospeh and Amelia
#3 Ann Dale 2011-09-29 12:20
Kathy - I am so terribly sorry for ypurs and Mik's loss. Please know that you are in my prayers and anything I can do to help please let me know. Love you!!!!! Ann
#2 michael mills 2011-09-29 11:20
Maggie and I are praying that the comfort and peace that passes all human understanding are with you at this most difficult time. The Marshall heart can rest now. Mrs Keim was a grand old lady who will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her and her family. Her faith and memory will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. Love Michael and Maggie
#1 Patsy Parks 2011-09-29 08:27
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her when I came to Sunday School at the nursing home. May God grant you His love and comfort in the coming days.
Patsy Parks
First Baptist Church

1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108 - 803.276.0610