Peggy Britton Westman


Peggy Britton Westman, age 85 of Carlyle, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Mrs. Westman was born on June 3, 1931, in Benton, Illinois, a daughter of Henry and Helen (Herbert) Adams. She married Earl Britton on June 23, 1948, and they had 2 daughters – Vicki and Kathy. Mr. Britton passed away on July 26, 1977. Peggy married James A. “Jim” Westman on July 27, 1979, and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2013.

Mrs. Westman is survived by her daughters – Vicki Tall Chief and husband Tim of Oklahoma City and Kathy Griffin of Carlyle; 4 grandchildren – Laura Harper and husband Howard, Cory Griffin and wife Emily, and Erin Johnson and husband Brandon; 8 great grandchildren – Lucas, Austin, Jarron, and Victoria Harper; Declan and Sully Griffin; and Sawyer and Quaid Johnson; a brother – Eddie Jordan and wife Pat; 2 sisters-in-law – Alice Westman and Exie Harvie; and 7 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Westman was preceded in death by a son-in-law – Larry Griffin.

Peggy spent her entire life taking care of her family and she loved the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a talented musician and was the pianist for the First Baptist Church in Carlyle for many years.

A funeral service will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Josh Wolford, officiating. Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and on Friday morning from 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Westman are suggested to the American Heart Association and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home.