Nellie "Peggy" Alberta Grace Carpenter-Tanner, age 71, died on September 17, 2011 at the Grand Lake Villa in Grove, Oklahoma. Peggy was the daughter of John and Ella (Edwards) Swogger; she was born on November 11, 1939 in Dennis, Oklahoma. Peggy attended Zena schools, loved planting flowers and spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She worked as a Medication Aide for Guinn Nursing Home. Peggy was united in marriage to E.B. Carpenter in 1956 that preceded her in death. Peggy was also preceded in death by her second husband, Buck Tanner. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and three children, Wanda Jackson, Peggy Turner and Roy Carpenter. She is survived by her two children; Ann Tanner and her husband Rick of Jay, Oklahoma, John Carpenter and his wife Janet of Zena, Oklahoma, one brother Doyle Swogger of Longview, Washington and one sister Juanita Brixey of Jay, Oklahoma. Peggy was also blessed with eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Zena Baptist Church with Brother Rick Thomas officiating. Peggy will be laid to rest at the Zena Cemetery. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.ellisfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Ellis Family Funeral Home in Grove, Oklahoma.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 2:00pm, Zena Baptist Church