Peggy L. Rucker


Peggy L. Rucker, 58, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Schneck Medical Center.

Born May 1, 1958, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Charles “Gale” and Carole Carmichael Rucker.

Peggy was a member of the 1976 graduating class of Seymour High School and a 2005 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She recently celebrated her 10-year employment anniversary at Impact Forge in Columbus. Formerly, she was employed as children’s program director at Fairhaven Rescue Mission in Covington, Kentucky, and The Salvation Army in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she impacted and enriched the lives of numerous underserved children.

Peggy served her Lord in each community where she was planted from Seymour to Northern Kentucky, then International Falls, Minnesota, before returning to Seymour. Currently, she was an active and faithful member of Freetown United Methodist Church. She also served on the Freetown July Festival Committee in numerous capacities.

Peggy found great pleasure sharing in the many activities of her nieces and nephews where they could usually find her in the auditorium, the stands or on the sidelines cheering them on. Her love for people and for serving others permeated all aspects of her life. She was truly an inspiration to those who God placed in her path.

Survivors include her sisters, Rita (Jeff) McNeely and Karen (Tom) Bates; brother-in-law, Kenneth W. Mousa; nieces, Bambi (Chris) Cardinal, Brianne McNeely, Charla (Rusty) Bickel, Leah Mousa, Hallie Bates and Josie Bates; nephews, Jordan (Jennifer) McNeely and Seth Mousa; and great-nephews, Blake and Luke Cardinal, Hunter, Nolan and Graham McNeely, James Bickel and Greyson McNeely-Sanner.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nita K. Mousa; and grandparents, Ralph and Josie Rucker and the Rev. Earl Carmichael and Thelma Carmichael.

The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Voss Chapel. Burial will be at Acme Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Memorials may be given to Freetown United Methodist Church, Cross Life Ministries or donor’s choice of charity.