Margaret L. “Peggy” Minner 94, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Wichita Presbyterian Manor. She was born November 9, 1921 in Youngstown, Ohio to Roy E. and Emma (Morris) Birch. On August 1, 1944 she married Gaylen Minner at Struthers, Ohio and he preceded her in death in 1995. Margaret attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita. She earned her bachelor’s degree and graciously and lovingly served alongside her husband as preacher’s wife in the United Methodist Church. She and Gaylen served churches in Osborne County, Kansas, Oklahoma City and for over 30 years in Abilene, Kansas. In their retirement years she lived at the former Friendly Acres now Asbury Park in Newton where her husband served as Chaplain. Peggy enjoyed reading and crocheting, making baby blankets for family members as she could. She has lived the last 8 years at the Wichita Presbyterian Manor where the family and Peggy both appreciated the care and love they received from the staff. Peggy’s greatest joy was that of mother and grandmother and great grandmother and she looked forward to visits from her loving family and many friends.
Peggy is survived by her son: Larry and Janice Minner of Hutchinson,KS and daughter: Linda Weber of Wichita, KS; one brother David Birch of Lititz, PA. She is also survived 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Dorothy Birch and two brothers Robert and Roy Birch. She is also preceded in death by her son in Law David Weber.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church 7901 West 21st North in Wichita. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Wichita Presbyterian Manor in care of Petersen Funeral Home