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Michaels, Margaret “Peggy”

Michaels, Margaret “Peggy”

March 20, 1939 — March 23, 2020

Margaret “Peggy” Michaels, O.F.S. (nee Melia)

It is with profound sadness that the family of Margaret “Peggy” Michaels announces her passing on Monday, March 23rd at the age of 81 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Henry Michaels; children Paul Michaels (Lori) of Kansas City, Ed Michaels (Dana) of Kansas City, and Teresa Oliver of Raytown; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother, Dr. Bernard Melia (Mary) of Overland Park.

Peggy was born in Kansas City, MO to Bernard and Margaret Melia. She attended Bishop Lillis High School for 2 years and graduated from Ursuline Academy in Paola, KS. In 1954 a friend set Peggy up with a blind date; 3 years later, in 1957 she married her sweetheart Henry Michaels. They soon moved to Virginia where Henry was serving in the Air Force at Langley Air Force Base. Sons Paul and Ed were born during their time in Virginia, and later they welcomed daughter Teresa in Warrensburg, Missouri. Peggy and Henry returned to Kansas City after Henry was honorably discharged from the Air Force, where they stayed and raised their family. Peggy worked in retail sales, and retired from K-Mart with 25 years of service.

Peggy was a devout Catholic and lived a life of faith and serving others. She was a Secular Franciscan of the Holy Eucharist at the Sisters of Saint Francis, in Independence. She was an active member of St. Bernadette’s Parish in Kansas City where she served the church in many capacities including Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at mass and to the homebound, BeFriender Minister and choir member.

Peggy loved to cook, read (especially cookbooks) and relished a hot pot of tea. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and T.O.P.S. where she made many friends. Peggy would lovingly mentor anyone seeking guidance and support. She thoroughly enjoyed theater, especially musical productions. She was often in the audience at Starlight Theater, Kansas City Music Hall, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and MTH Theater.

A rosary will begin at 9:30AM, a memorial visitation will begin at 10AM, with a memorial Mass at 11AM, Friday, July 10 at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 9020 E. 51st Terrace, Kansas City, MO.

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A rosary will begin at 9:30AM, a memorial visitation will begin at 10AM, with a memorial Mass at 11AM, Friday, July 10 at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 9020 E. 51st Terrace, Kansas City, MO.

Michaels, Margaret “Peggy”'s Guestbook

A wonderful lady I enjoyed meeting every time I visited Kansas City. She was warm, welcoming and always upbeat, despite some ailments now and then. My condolences to Henry and his family.

Johan Vandendriessche

A good friend and sweet lady. We will miss you.

Plez and Nancy Bradley

Dear Henry & family. Our thoughts and prayers are headed your way. Peggy will be missed by so many people who dearly loved her. May God Bless and keep you strong through these difficult times.

Mary & Jerry Kimberlin

What an honor and pleasure to have known Peggy! Such a sweet and funloving lady. Prayers for peace to the family she loved so deeply. ♥

Sally Schreimann

My sincerest condolences to Henry & family. Peggy was such a sweet, sassy lady & will be greatly missed.

Cinda Sisson

Peggy was a funny and beautiful lady when I saw her at our family reunions in Idaho. God sent another angel back into His Kingdom. May God comforting arms surrounds her family and friends during this time of need. Sending my prayers to all who has known this beautiful lady.

Karen Gustafson (Archer)

You will forever be in my heart.


Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family through this difficult time. Peggy was a wonderful lady with such a great outlook on life. We will miss our shared breakfasts at Rosie’s as well as all the tournament trips we took together. May all your wonderful memories fill the space in your hearts.

Robert and Betty Covey

She will be ever so greatly missed as she has earned her heavenly wings! Fly high my angel friend fly high. We will meet again.

Mary and Tom Day

My heart is so heavy. She was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed so much.

Anita and Vic Sims

She was a wonderful lady! I will miss her voice. I love this beautiful picture. She was beautiful inside and out.

Christy Michaels Rush

I always loved to visit Peggy when we could get together.

Becky and Joe Michaels

So fun to visit with and to listen to your stories. Thank you for getting Alecia Elaine she is still with me today. She is a treasure just like you.

Rebecca “Becky Jo” Michaels

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