Marilyn Jean Peery

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Marilyn Jean Peery, 76, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at her home in rural Nevada, Mo., following a long-term illness. She was born on Oct. 17, 1943, in Crawford, Neb., to Joseph Edward and Betty Ann (Langdon) Alkire. She married James H. Peery Jr., in Nevada, on June 10, 1961, and he survives of the home.

Marilyn was raised in Nebraska and as a child of a serviceman also in Germany and Holland. She graduated from Peculiar High School Class of 1961. Marilyn was primarily a homemaker and farm wife. Later in life she became a Registered Nurse and worked at various hospitals in the area. Marilyn enjoyed crafts, genealogy, collecting silver dollars, being with her family, shopping, fishing and hunting.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, James Peery, III (Maria), Nevada, Joe Peery (Cindy), Nevada, John Peery, Nevada, Janel Hunt (Jon), Frisco, Texas, and Jay Peery, Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Christiane Bennett (Dennis), Columbia, Mo.; a special cousin, Sharon Christie, Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David Alkire; and infant brother, Michael Joseph Alkire.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in Marilynís name to the American Diabetes Association or Vernon County Relief Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home.