Peggy Jean Boozer Killian, 84, of Prosperity, widow of O. Alonzo Killian, died Monday, May 2, 2022, at her residence.
Born on October 15, 1937, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Sparta Mae Bowers Boozer. Mrs. Killian was a graduate of Prosperity High School and attended Columbia Commercial College. She had worked at Prosperity Elementary as a lunchroom worker and as an assistant librarian and later retired from Newberry County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Essie Hawkins Circle, the G.A.L.S. Group and had been a past superintendent of the Sunday School. In 2017 she received an Honorary Life Member award from the Women of the Church at St. Luke’s Lutheran.
Mrs. Killian was a lifetime member of the VFW Chapter 6740 and had served as a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary on both the local and regional level. She was a member of the Smilin Swingers.
She is survived by daughters, Debra (Bob) Beard and Linda (Dale) Bratton both of Newberry and Lisa (Jeffrey) Lever of Prosperity; a son-in-law, Jack Livingston of Newberry; brothers, Jimmy (Diane) Boozer of Evans, GA and Rudy (Ruth) Boozer of Prosperity; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Sue Livingston and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be given toward funeral expenses at 1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108 (https://www.mcswain-evans.com/resources/make-a-payment) or to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
Active pallbearers will be Daniel Beard, Jason Livingston, Jeff Livingston, Logan Beard, Justin Lever and Austin Patterson.