Peggy Jean (Kinzle) Welch passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021 at her home in Liberty, Mo., surrounded by her family. Peggy was born the daughter of Donald and Louise Kinzle. She was a 1969 graduate of Platte City High School and an 2013 graduate of Maple Woods Community College.
Peggy married James Welch on February 14, 1970. She was a homemaker, mother, babysitter, secretary for Jim’s Appliance Service, a Montessori teacher, preschool manager, and she worked as a paraprofessional and nutritional service assistant for the Liberty School District. She was also a Camp Fire leader and a member of Crossroads Community Church. She was also a member of Show Me Wings motorcycle club and Crossroads Miata Car Club.
On July 3, 2007, her daughter, Tammy, donated her kidney to Peggy, allowing her to continue enjoying life to the fullest for another 13 years. Peggy and Jim traveled over 500,000 miles on the motorcycle, covering all the counties in Missouri, all 48 continental states, and all the bordering Canadian Providences. They also enjoyed 14 cruises, including Alaska and the Panama Canal.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Louise.
She is survived by her father, Donald Kinzle; her husband, James Welch; daughter, Sherry Welch and grandchildren, Arianna, Brianna, and Zacharia, and great granddaughter, Charli; daughter, Tammy (Jeremy) Duggan and grandchildren, Samantha, Michaela, Madison, and Ryan; son, Jonathan (Jessica) Welch and grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan, and Lillian; sister, Rebecca (James) Bales; brother, Richard (Pam) Kinzle; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021, with Celebration of Life service following at 2 p.m. at the Kearney Crossroads Community Church, 2855 S. Petty Road, Kearney, MO 64068.
In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to National Kidney Foundation or St. Luke’s Hospice.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
I’m sorry for your wife/mom’s passing Jim, Sherry, Tammy, and Jon – lots of love to you and your family, and if you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact me… Peggy was a sweet lady!
Duane P. Eklof
I saw Peggy’s name in the list in the KC Star (we live in Topeka now) and immediately thought “I knew her”. Sherry, you were in Angie’s class at Manor Hill, I believe. Your mother and I were in PTA together and probably served as Room Mothers together. Reading her obit I was impressed with her well-rounded life, all the travels with you, Jim, and your own family of three generations. What a joy that is to a mother. So sorry her life was cut short. It is important that you all stay close.