Peggy Lou (Wallace) Wills

July 14, 2020

Peggy Lou (Wallace) Wills, 87, of Willard passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her granddaughter’s home in Webb City,

She was born on August 20, 1932, in Bonner Springs, Kansas to Clarence George “C.G.” and Sadie Pearl (Kittle) Wallace. Peggy married Ray Lee Stamate in June 1959, and to this union two sons were bom, James Ray Stamate and Steven Lee Stamate. Peggy and Ray Lee later divorced and December 1960, she married Henry “Earl “A.E.” Wills, Jr. with whom she shared the next 56 years.

Peggy worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, the last 13 of which she worked at the U.S. Post Office in Willard, Missouri, serving as Postmaster in the years before retiring in 1992. She was a long-time member of the Willard Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, knitting and quilting with the Ladies of Dorcas.

Peggy enjoyed attending her grandkids’ and great grandkids’ ball games and other events. She was known as “Grandma” to their friends and teammates. Peggy enjoyed a good road trip and created many wonderful memories on trips with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five siblings: Elsie Jennings, Eva Everett, Dale Wallace, Lorene Rushing and Glenn Wallace; son, James Ray Stamate; and her husband, “H.E.” Wills, Jr.

Peggy is survived by son, Steven Stamate of Ash Grove and fiancée Susan Lawyer; three grandchildren, Amanda (Stamaate) Lambeth, Amber (Stamate) Carbajal and husband Fernando, and Samuel Stamate, all of Webb City; six great grandchildren: Peyton Stamate, Sadie Flood, Zakaiy Lambeth, Malarie Flood, Aden Flood and Emilee Schroder; great-great grandson, Zayden Lambeth; niece, Tracey Wallace) Shearer and husband, Randy; great-nephews Christian Shearer and Joseph Shearer; and a host of wonderful friends.

Services were held Saturday July 11, 2020 at the Willard Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial followed in the Sinking Creek Cemetery, Everton, Missouri, under the direction of Birch Funeral Home-Ash Grove.