PEGGY (CONLEY KELLER) JONES
Peggy (Conley Keller) Jones, 64, formerly of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, after a short seven-week battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 13 years, Larry. After retiring from Sylvania Northview High School in 2013, Peggy and Larry have lived in Valrico, Florida.
Peggy was born in Seville, Ohio, on April 9, 1955, to John and Winifred Conley. She is survived by her siblings, Sue Harvey, Dave Conley and Nancy Conley. She graduated from the University of Toledo and spent her 35-year career as a business teacher at Sylvania Northview High School. She raised her two daughters, Beth and Katie, with Jeff Keller in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Peggy was an amazing mother to Beth Ratajczak (JP) and Katie Yeager (Jim) and step-mother to Kara Krohn (Chad) and Ryan Jones. Known as “Mugga,” Peggy was a proud grandmother of eight grandchildren; Blair and AJ Ratajczak, Jack and Mason Yeager, Max and Sadie Krohn, and Alexa and Brynne Jones.
Peggy was best known for her energy and lived life to the fullest. She was always on the go and always up for adventure. Whether it was visiting her grandchildren, taking on endless projects, playing games, going on golf outings, taking long walks, or riding in her convertible, she was always having a good time.
Peggy was an avid golfer and loved playing at least three times a week with friends. She even won the last tournament she ever played in. Peggy also enjoyed volunteering every Wednesday with Meals on Wheels and the Women’s Resource Center of Tampa. Peggy had a way of making time for everyone important in her life. She had so many great friends. Peggy’s spirit and love for life will live on through the countless memories made together with friends and family.
Peggy will be buried in Columbus in a private ceremony. Peggy’s life will be honored with memorial services in both Ohio and Florida. Her services and celebrations are open to all her friends, but she did have one requestshe kindly asked that you wear color!
The Florida service will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, July 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 121 Carver Avenue, Brandon, Florida, with a reception to follow at River Hills Country Club.
The Ohio service and reception will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, August 10, at First Community Church - South Campus, 1320 Cambridge Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial tributes be made in Peggy’s honor to the Women’s Resource Center of Tampa, wrctampa.org/.