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Peggy Idecker

Peggy Idecker

Peggy Ann, nee Frech, Idecker, 73, of New Athens, IL; born on October 5, 1944 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Idecker was the secretary at the New Athens High School for 39 years and was known by countless faculty, staff and students. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Athens. She enjoyed reading, watching TV and most of all spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Philip “Clem” and Jeanette, nee Weible, Frech. Her husband – Gary H. Idecker whom she married on March 17, 1962 in Piggott, AR and who passed away on July 17, 2011.

Peggy is survived by her children – Gary L. (Dawn) Idecker of New Athens, IL; Jeffrey (Mary) Idecker of New Athens, IL; Angela (Chris) Hewitt of Red Bud, IL; Ashley (James) Herbig of Troy, MO. Her grandchildren – Amanda (Jason) Lindsey; Savannah Idecker; Shane Hewitt; Erin Hewitt; Sara Hewitt; Everly Herbig. One great-grandson – Reed Lindsey. Peggy was also expecting the birth of another great-grandbaby Lindsey who will be arriving soon. One sister – Susan (James) Boxx of Ottumwa, IA. Brother-in-law – Donald (Marianne) Idecker of Hecker, IL. Also survived by two nieces.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness or to the Randolph County Humane Society.

Visitation: Friends may call at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m..

Funeral: Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Gene Miller and Rev. Gerald Savage officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. She will be fondly remembered by many. ~Rest peacefully Peggy~

    Posted by: Ron & Kim Hampton – New Athens, IL – Family Friend Oct 09, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Deepest condolences to the family and friends.

    Posted by: Robert {Rocker} Votrain – Ironton, MO – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    What a great lady!! Always had a smile on her face and you could tell what great love she had for her kids and grand kids! My heart aches for her family. She will be dearly missed. Another guardian angel in heaven.
    Prayers for her family.

    ~DIane Warnecke

    Posted by: Diane Warnecke – New, IL – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    One of the sweetest woman I have ever known. So sad sending much love and prayers for her family.

    Posted by: Doranna Kaiser – New Athens, IL – Family Friend Oct 09, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Idecker family. Peggy was a wonderful iconic part of my high school experience at NACHS. She was always ready with a smile or laugh and left you feeling better when you left her office. She will be missed by many! Prayers of comfort and peace!

    Posted by: Jenny Donahue (Schott) Oct 09, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    My condolences to the family. Gary know that you and the rest of your family are in my prayers during this time.

    Posted by: Larry Birkner – Peotone, IL – Classmate Oct 09, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    My sincerest condolences to you all, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Mary Dudeck-Haislip Oct 09, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to all of you, Peggy was a truly beautiful person inside and out.

    Posted by: Jeanne Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – Family Friend Oct 09, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    Sending my deepest sympathies. May God wrap his arms around all. Peggy was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed greatly.

    Posted by: Beth (Glaus) McClure – Freeman Spur, IL – Student Oct 09, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    My condolences your mother was a wonderful women. I know she will be sadly missed.

    Posted by: Jane Burk-Hopkins – Belleville, IL – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family Peggy was a neighbor when I was young I’m sure she will be missed a lot

    Posted by: Kathryne Hill – O’Fallon, IL – Neighbor Oct 09, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Peggy was a great lady! I always appreciated her kindness to me and so many other students. Prayers to the family for their loss.

    Posted by: Stacey Smith – Crawfordsville, IN Oct 09, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    Jeff i am so sorry for your family’s loss my prayers are with you

    Posted by: Shannon Stelling (smith) – Belleville, IL – Family Friend Oct 09, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to everyone. Such a great person, Rest In Peace Peggy.

    Posted by: Ruth Ann & Jon Hsnfy – New Athens, IL – Family Friend Oct 09, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    God’s Grace and Mercy to the family. She will be missed.

    Posted by: Douglas Frech – NEW ATHENS, IL – Family Friend Oct 10, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Peggy’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and give you strength during this time of sadness.

    Posted by: Roger and Henny Cahoon – Frohna, MO – Friend Oct 11, 2017

  17. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Peggy! Peggy always had a smile on her face and never seem to let anything bother her! She would laugh off things whenever she had to climb the steps at the high school to unlock a door for me. She always put me in a good mood! Such a lovely lady!!! She will be missed so much! I was blessed to know her!

    Posted by: Rose Thomas – New Athens, IL – Friend Oct 12, 2017

  18. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to Ms Peggys family.

    Posted by: Larry Stallmann – El Dorado, AR – Classmate Oct 12, 2017

  19. Administrator says:

    Peggy. I saw you daily for 4 years because I was always in the office. You let me do my dumb magic tricks, we talked about movies, you helped me go over my lines, you supported my personality and most importantly, you made me feel valid. You were funny, happy, flexible and brought joy to a job that clearly you were meant to have.

    Although you worked in the office, I always though of you as a teacher. You taught by

    Posted by: Joe russell – Los Angeles, CA – Friend Oct 12, 2017

  20. Administrator says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy Jeff and Mary and Your Family on the passing of Your Mom …. Bryan Sandy Ashley Melanie and Charlie

    Posted by: Sandy Ford – Smithton, IL – Family Friend Oct 13, 2017

  21. Administrator says:

    Gary, Dawn and family- you are in my prayers. Your mom was a sweet lady.

    Posted by: Amy (Schreiber) Foust – Paris, TN – Friend Oct 13, 2017

  22. Administrator says:

    My condolences to all of Peggy’s family. She will be missed . Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this time

    Posted by: Judy Kaiser – Belleville, IL – Acquaintance Oct 14, 2017

  23. Administrator says:

    May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

    Posted by: Katherine Smith – Tickfaw, LA – family Feb 12, 2018

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