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Peggy Jo Rick

June 18, 1941 — July 13, 2019

Peggy Jo Rick of Smithville, Missouri formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri was born June 18, 1941 in Smithville, Missouri the daughter of Robert Hammond and Sarah Elizabeth (Boydston) Blankenship. She departed this life on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Oak Pointe of Kearney, Missouri surrounded by love and family at the age of 78 years and 25 days.

Peggy was employed at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri in patient billing until her retirement in 2011. She was a member of Heartland Baptist Fellowship, Harrisonville, Missouri. Peggy enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, taking cruises and shopping. She had lived in Harrisonville before moving to Excelsior Springs, Missouri in 2015.

Besides her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Kassen on June 21, 2010; a grandson, Clint Staggs; two brothers and six sisters.

Peggy is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Staggs, Smithville, Missouri, Kim Murphy (John), Loxahatchee, Florida; four grandchildren, Shauna, Nick, Zach and Alexa; a son-in-law, Ron Kassen, Harrisonville, Missouri; her sister, Shirley Abbott, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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