Peggy D. Workman, 90

Peggy D. Workman, 90, North Manchester, passed away on June 28, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Peggy was born on Aug. 7, 1931 in Wabash County, to John L. and Ruby V. (Westafer) Baker.

At Chester High School, Peggy participated in the school band and played volleyball before graduating in 1950. It was during this time that she would meet her husband, Richard “Dick” Workman. The two would be married on June 8, 1952 in the First Brethren Church in North Manchester. Peggy and Dick would welcome four children throughout their marriage; Kathy, Kimera, Kent, and Kyle.

A dedicated homemaker, Peggy worked hard to make sure her family was taken care of. Peggy also worked at Heckman Bindery for 34 years before retiring in 2003.

Peggy was a life-long member of First Brethren Church in North Manchester. She was known as a kind and gentle person with a true servant’s heart. Her home for the last several years was at Timbercrest Senior Living Center where she could be found caring for her brothers who resided there, working diligently on puzzles, or tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s baseball and softball games, swimming, basketball, and camping.

The loving memory of Peggy D. Workman will be forever cherished by her son, Kyle (Teri) Workman, Claypool; daughters, Kathy (Stanley) Singpiel, Wabash, and Kim (William) McKenzie, North Manchester; brothers, Buford Baker, North Manchester, and James Baker, North Manchester; sisters, Judy (Dennis) Carlson, Middlebury, Linda (Michael) Sumpter, Warsaw, and Debbie Gay, Columbia City; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, L. Richard Workman; parents, John L. and Ruby V. (Westafer) Baker; son, Kent A. Workman; two brothers, Jack and Russell Baker; one brother-in-law, Dennis Gay; and three sister-in-laws, Polly Baker, Norma Baker, and Betty Baker.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Visitation and services were Thursday, June 30, 2022 at McKee. Pastor Kurt Stout will officiate. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Peggy D. Workman, memorials may be made to the Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family of Peggy D. Workman has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

Posted on 2022 Jun 30