Peggy Ann Beals of Bouton


Peggy Ann Beals, daughter of Dale Delbert Moorhead and Velma Arlene Pearson, was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa, March 7, 1953. Peggy, a loving and doting wife, mother and grandmother, died Nov. 28, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 20 days.

Peggy married her loving husband, John Beals Sr., May 26, 1971. Together they were blessed with four sons, John Jr., Jason, Christopher and James.

As a family, they made their home in Bouton, Iowa, 27 years ago and stayed within the Dallas County community where they built a loving yet simple life.

Peggy worked for RTW for 12 years before leaving there and joining her Tyson family in Perry, where she retired two years ago after 25 years of dutiful service.

Peggy was affectionately known as someone who was easy to love by both her family and friends, with whom she socialized with as much as possible.

She was always known to put her family first as she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved to play with her three grandchildren, Andrew, Rylee and Jordyn, whom she adored.

She had a fondness for collecting porcelain dolls as well as mice figurines. She also loved to crochet, play board and dice games and decorate beautiful cakes.

Her memories will forever be cherished by her husband, John Sr., her children, John (Gina) Beals Jr. of Johnston, Jason (Pamela) Beals of Elkhorn, Wis., and Christopher Beals of Bouton; her brothers and sisters, Flora  (Gary) Sinkuler of Perry, John Moorhead of Rippey, Maxine Bauer of Perry, June Elston of Woodward, Jim (Ruby) Moorhead of Texas, Donna (Art) Jesse of Poway, Calif., Valerie (Troy) Griffith of Perry and Penny (Chris) Carstarphen of Perry; three grandchildren, Andrew Beals, Rylee Beals and Jordyn Beals; as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dennis Moorhead; parents-in-law, Albert and Bonna Beals; and son, James Beals; other relatives and friends.


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