Marguertie “Peggy” Updike

July 18, 1950 ‒ March 01, 2012

Danville, Ohio

Marguerite “Peggy” Updike, age 61, of South Mickley Street, Danville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 01, 2012 at her home.

She was born on July 18, 1950 in Mount Vernon to the late Donald Biefnes and Gillies (DeNoon) Robinson.

She was a life member of the VFW Post 4027.

Peggy is survived by her companion, of over 34 years, Dick McFadden of Danville; her son Joe Updike of Mount Vernon; her daughter Tammy (Ron) Anders of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Randy (Amber) Anders, Tori Anders, Desi Anders, Alex Updike, Chey Anders; a great-granddaughter Raylynn Anders; her brother Don (Billy) Biefnes of Aurora, Colorado and nephew, Martin Biefnes of Aurora, Colorado; her sister Julie Lucas of Mount Vernon and nephews, Brian Totten of Sunbury and Drew Totten of Mount Vernon; her daughter-in-law Nanette DuMont; and her best friend Tippy.

Besides her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her sister Gunner Biefnes.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millwood Church of Christ. A service will follow beginning at 3 p.m. with Evangelist David Jones officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County or the Knox County Humane Society.

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