Peggy Sue Lawrence Heer, 78, of Maumelle, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2018. She was born September 26, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri and was married to John Richard Heer, Sr. for more than 62 years.
Peggy began her working career as the church secretary at the Balmoral Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as a church Deacon. She later had a successful career in medical staff credentialing, which she enjoyed for nearly 20 years at Bates Memorial Hospital and later St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. Peggy retired as Director of Medical Staff Services and following her retirement, Peggy and John moved to Maumelle, Arkansas. Peggy played the piano, was a crossword puzzle enthusiast, an avid reader and an excellent cook. She authored the treasured Heer Family Cookbook and loved to cook her family's favorites. She was widely known in her neighborhood for sitting outside and waving to everyone as they went to and from work and school each day. She was known for her X's and O's by the kazillions. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Peggy is survived by her husband, John Richard Heer, Sr. ; a brother, Fred Lawrence of Green Valley, Arizona; one son, John Richard Heer, Jr. (Pollyanna) of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and one daughter, Becky Sue Linker (Brent ) of Little Rock; five granddaughters, Sarah (Dex), Rachael, Emily (Garrett), Rebecca and Caroline; and one great grandson, Weston.