Peggy Jean Richter


Peggy Jean Richter, 80, went Home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2019. She was born to Paul and Helen Iliff on Aug. 26, 1938, in Peru, Indiana.
She was a Peru High School graduate, class of 1957. She went on to work for Kokomo-Center School Corp. as a librarian, having started the library at Roosevelt School. She also served at Bon Air, Darrough Chapel, and Head Start. Peggy married Jerry Barlow on Nov. 2, 1956, and he preceded her in passing on June 5, 1982.
Later, she married Harry Richter on May 23, 1985, and he survives.
Peggy was an avid member of Faith United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed attending the Dinner with Dining Divas. She also attended regular lunches with her cousins, the 685 Retiree Dinners, and the Teacher's Lunches. When she wasn't working, Peggy liked to cross-stitch. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Harry, Peggy also leaves behind her children, Marcia (Jerry) Smith and Brian (Vicki) Barlow; siblings, Patricia Thompson, John Iliff, Pauline Mace; sister-in-law, Kathy Iliff; brothers-in-law, Bill (Ellen) Richter, Earl (Kathy) Richter, and Richard (Reta) Barlow; grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Barlow, Jeremy (Amber) Barlow, Adam Smith (Alyx), Brittany (Keith) Suter, and Derek (Katie) Smith; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Rachael, Mackenzie, Connor, Victoria, and Cali Barlow, Hayley and Aubrey Suter, and Callen and Caden Smith.
Peggy was preceded in passing by first husband, Jerry Barlow; brothers, Jack and George Iliff; brother-in-law, Jim Mace; and sister-in-law, Karen Kesler.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Ellers Mortuary, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, Indiana 46902. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, also at the mortuary. Pastor Emily Gearhart and Pastor Ryan Sibray will officiate. Peggy will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden following the funeral.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Faith United Methodist Church, 1518 Faith Road, Kokomo, IN 46901. Visit to leave an online condolence for the family.
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2 posts

Charles Short
Jun 21, 2019
Harry, You have my sympathy. I wanted to come to
the funeral home, but we were out-of-town. I'm sure
you have good memories of her and your marriage.

Richard & Nancy (Werner) Clingaman
Jun 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know Peggy is with the Lord and loved ones.God and peace be with you and your family.