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January 2, 2014

Peggy Gerkin

SHELBURN — SHELBURN — Peggy Gerkin, 80, of Shelburn, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home. She was born on Jan. 16, 1933, in Carlisle, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy (Bennett) Knight. Peggy graduated from Carlisle High School. She was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church, Home Economics Club and Sullivan County Fair Board.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Knight, William Knight and Jack Knight; sister, Phyllis Christopher; and three infant siblings, Phillip, Dorris and Leah Jean.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Gerkin; two daughters, Linda (Russell) Bailey of Sullivan, and Leeann (Daivd) McHugh of Tuscon, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Amber Milnes, Lauren Zellars, April Milnes, Ann McHugh, Kasey McHugh, and Patrick McHugh; two great-grandchildren, Elzee Zellars and Ezra Milnes; one brother, Kenneth Steven Knight of Spencer; one sister, June (Noble) Edwards of Plainfield; and two sisters-in-law, Grace Knight of Minnesota and Norma Knight of California.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Banks and Brust Funeral Home, in Sullivan, with Pastor Paul Myers officiating. Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Carlisle. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the funeral home. Online condolences at: www.banksandbrustfh.com

 

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