Peggy Ann Fancher, July 15, 1931~December 17, 2014

Fancher, PeggyPeggy Ann Fancher, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Mountain Home, AR. on December 17, 2014.  Prior to moving to Mountain Home in the spring of 2014, she lived in Fayetteville, AR. for 47 years.

Peggy was born in Berryville, AR. on July 15, 1931 to Oscar and Kathleen Newman.  She was united in marriage to Frank A. Fancher on February 28, 1954.  Together they owned and operated the Otasco Store in Berryville until 1967, when they moved to Fayetteville.  Frank began a successful career with Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. and Peggy worked as a bookkeeper for Utley and Company, and later for Goff-McNair Motor Co.  Frank suffered a debilitating stroke in 1985, and Peggy assumed the role of his constant and loving caregiver for the next 19 years, until his death in 2004.  Throughout her life, she was a woman small in stature, but very big in courage, determination and devotion!  She was a very loving and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor.  Peggy made many personal sacrifices in order to help her family and loved ones.  She was especially strong willed, independent and outspoken!  Whether you agreed with her or not, you would never have to wonder about where she stood on an issue!  Peggy was a Christian and passed along her love of the Lord to her family.  She loved to listen to old tunes on the radio, while working her daily crossword puzzles.  In her earlier days, she enjoyed playing cards and was an active member in several bridge clubs.  Her strong spirit and loving soul will be greatly missed by her family and friends!

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Brian.

She is survived by a son, Tracy and wife, Tana, and their son, Kendall of Mountain Home; and a daughter in-law, Diana Fancher, and her children, Brian Frank Fancher and  Brianna Fancher of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Following cremation, a memorial graveside service will be held at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fayetteville on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Jim Huffman officiating.  Arrangements under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club (560 North Rupple Road, Fayetteville, AR. 72704) or a charity of your choice.

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    Mike Teter » 19. Dec, 2014

    Dear Tracy,

    I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. Although I never met her, I remember some of the stories you shared with me over the years we worked together. I know she was very proud of her family.

    God bless you and your family.

    Darlene Stoeckicht » 20. Dec, 2014

    Dear Tracy, Tana and Kendal,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. If we can feel the sweetness of your Mother and Grandmother through know you, she must have been a lovely lady.

    Herman and Darlene

    Bob Wilkins » 21. Dec, 2014

    I am so sorry your mom passed. She was always so kind when we were growing up. There is never a good time to have to say goodbye. God bless and take care.
    Bob and Sandy Wilkins

    Eddie McNeal » 21. Dec, 2014

    Peggy was a trusted co-worker and valued friend for many years. I admired her greatly. Sincere condolences to the family.

    David Jackson » 23. Dec, 2014

    I’m sorry for your loss.
    God bless you and your family.
    David and Tracy