Peggy Downing Stewart, 80, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Caruthersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sexton Downing. She was a school teacher. She was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell Federated Garden Club and the Campbell Chapter No. 92 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
On Dec. 26, 1948, in Manila, she married Bryant F. Stewart, Jr., who survives. Survivors also include a son, Bryant F. Stewart, III, of Campbell; a daughter, Jean F. Cherry and husband, J.D., of Corning; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Campbell with Rev. Stella Turner officiating.
Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at Blytheville.