Margaret (Peggy) Soule Turner, 88, passed away quietly in Loveland, Colorado on April 15. At an early age Peggy gave her heart to Chebeague Island, Maine. Her grandparents, Martha and William Newell, bought the house now owned by Jack Turner and Tee Taggart in 1903. Often summering there as a child, Peggy cherished visits to the Island throughout her lifetime. She last visited Chebeague in August 2007 for her grandson, Lincoln Taggart's wedding.
Peggy met her husband, John Hatcher Turner, Sr. of Nashville, TN at a dance held for servicemen in Boston in 1942. In 1950 Peggy and John moved to Tennessee, and ultimately settled in Indianapolis in 1952 to raise their family. She and John were married for 60 years until John's death in 2004. Peggy enjoyed a 27 year career with the Warren Township Schools helping open the brand new Creston Jr. High as secretary to the principal in 1964.
After retiring in 1985, she and John traveled extensively visiting all of the 50 United States, Mexico, and Europe. A dedicated volunteer, Peggy delivered Meals on Wheels and supported the Indianapolis-Marion County Library Book Sales for 16 years. As a member of the Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants, Peggy served as State Treasurer for the society for many years and was a frequent delegate to the Mayflower Congress in Plymouth. Peggy was an active member and treasurer of additional organizations including: The Soule Kindred, The USS O'Bannon Shipmates Association, The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Church of the Savior. Her numerous pastimes included knitting, reading, gardening, birding, stamp collecting, genealogy, bridge, and dominoes.
At an early age Peggy gave her heart to Chebeague Island, Maine. Often summering there as a child, Peggy cherished visits to the Island throughout her lifetime. She last visited Chebeague in August 2007 for her grandson's wedding.
Peggy moved from Indianapolis to Loveland, CO in December 2007 to be closer to her son, Rocky, and his family. She lived there in a lovely apartment until slipping away peacefully on the morning of April 15th, 2008.
Peggy is survived by four children: Jack and his wife, Tee Taggart, of Cambridge, MA; Lincoln of Windsor, CA; Rocky and his wife, Patty, of Loveland, CO; and Margaret Turner of Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Peggy was fortunate to have been loved by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews residing primarily in Nashville, TN. Peggy was a remarkable woman, friend, aunt, grandmother, wife, and mother and a torch bearer for her generation. We go forward in celebration of her life.
A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Savior,
UMC on Saturday, June 7th at 2:30 p.m. with visiting after the
service. The church is located at 6205 Rucker Road, Indianapolis
46220. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Habitat
for Humanity, Indianapolis or to the Boy Scouts of America, Indianapolis.