Peggy Lou Curran

03/29/1932 – 08/02/2019

Obituary for Peggy Lou Curran

Peggy Lou Curran, 87, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. She was born on March 29th, 1932 in Pettis County, MO, the third of four children of Clarence Henry and Gladys Viola (Payne) Williams, who preceded her in death.

In May 1953 she was united in marriage to Don A. Tatman, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1999.

On July 25, 1962 she was united in marriage to John William (Jack) Curran, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2010.

Peggy graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1949, where she was active in Glee Club and Mixed Chorus, Spiz, and Ushering. During this time she sang with Mrs. A.R. Beach’s singing scouts. She attended Central Missouri State University, where she sang with the Accapella Choir. She graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, later going back to get her Masters in Education/Curriculum. She gave 30 years of service, teaching in Raytown, Johnson County, KS, and the Sedalia School District.

She was a Charter member of the Sedalia Chorale, belonged to the Helen G. Steele Music Club, volunteered with the Bothwell Regional Health Center Auxiliary and was a member of P.E.O, where she was on the Continuing Education Committee, helping women apply for grants to continue their education.

She became a Christian at age 10 so her church has been an integral part of her life – singing in the choir for many years, a teacher in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School Director, Sunday School Secretary, and working on many committees in the church. She was a member of the East Sedalia Baptist Church.

She not only was a 4H member but was a 4H leader and belonged to a Community Extension Club. Her hobbies through the years have been sewing, knitting, bowling, and traveling.

She is survived by her children, Don Tatman and his wife Kathie of Leawood, KS, Kevin Curran and his wife Angela of Kansas City, MO, and Amy Curran of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren, Bailey Brennan (Scott), Megan Dahm (Garrett), Erin Maniaci (Jason), Tom and Maggie Curran; six great grandchildren; her brother, C.H. Williams of Sedalia; and many nieces, nephews and their spouses. She also leaves an AFS daughter “Magistrate Elvira Zehetner Gonschoroski” and family of Tamsweg, Austria.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Chaney and Joann Waters.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the chapel.

Urn bearer will be Tom Curran. Honorary bearers will be the Salt and Light Sunday School Class.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Children’s Therapy Center or to East Sedalia Baptist Church in care of the funeral chapel.




06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Memorial Service

10:30 AM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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11:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery
701 N Engineer Ave
Sedalia, MO 65301
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I met Peggy while I was working at Wendy’s about 10 years ago. She and Jack would come in and have breakfast in the corner with a few other couples. She used to joke and say I was Jack’s girlfriend, and at Jack’s visitation, that’s how she introduced me. Lol. Peggy was such a sweet woman. I know she will be deeply missed, as she left a huge print on my heart. I will be praying for you all.
– Leona Anson
Don, Kevin, Amy, and families, We send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Although we are unable to attend her memorial service, please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
– Jerry and Susan

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