Peggy L. Hewett

December 01, 1961 ‒ September 17, 2020

Croton, Ohio

Peggy Hewett, age 58 of Croton, OH, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, in Delaware. She was born December 1, 1961 in Mt. Vernon, OH to Velma (Myers) Hewett, and the late Raymond D. Hewett.

Left to cherish Peggy’s memory are her mother, Velma Hewett, brother, Roger (Kelly) Hewett; sisters: Deana (Jeffery) Shadwick, Cathy (Kerry) Stewart, and Nancy (John) Swafford; and several other relatives and friends.

Peggy was a child care provider for many years. Her charges knew her affectionately as Miss Peggy. She loved children and was proud of her contribution in caring for many of the youth in her community. According to her brother, Roger, she was especially proud of her baby brother. Hers was the heart of a servant, an ultimate gift giver, and cheerleader for the good causes of her loved-ones. She was kind and genuine to everyone. Peggy was an involved member of the Croton Church of Christ. She spent countless hours volunteering with the church’s youth programs, and the Croton Food Pantry. Like her dad, Peggy enjoyed collecting a number of things. Once people or things came to her, they were kept. She was particularly fond of clothing, rings for her fingers, and deer. In previous years, Peggy loved following her dad and his gospel group. Most of all, Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her father, Peggy was preceded in death by her niece, Miranda Stewart.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Croton Church of Christ, 40 S Main St., Croton, OH. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Minister Dan Hamilton officiating. Burial to follow at Hartford Cemetery.

Donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to Croton Church of Christ, or to the House of New Hope, 8135 Mt. Vernon Rd., St. Louisville, OH.

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  • Sure will miss you sis you were my first dance partner and will not miss those days we dance our hearts out love you Rest In Peace

  • Miss Peggy was a beloved friend and caregiver to my children who loved her dearly. We will forever cherish our memories of her sweet smile and gentle nature.

  • I’m so sad to hear she’s gone. Peggy was a good high school friend and while we didn’t see each other often in recent years, she was the kind of person you could pick up with easily as if you hadn’t been apart for any time at all. My condolences to her family and the children she cared for. She will certainly be missed.

  • She was the best friend anyone could ever have..for 51 years she was my best friend and sister. I love you Peggy girl and will miss you so much. I dont know how im gonna go on with out you . I hope someway you will let me know you are ok , even if its in a dream.

  • You were the most sweetest, loving giving, angel of God ! I appreciate all you did for me,my family, the community!! You will be missed but God has a plan for you! Thanks for what you you did here, God bless this woman!

  • I loved Peggy’s happy smile and loving attitude. So sad to learn of her passing. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. My condolences to all her family.

  • Peggy will be missed. Her beautiful spirit will live on. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  • I only knew Peggy from her work at the food pantry and if she saw me in town we would talk . She was always so kind and I enjoyed talking to her . See you on the other side sister .

  • Peggy was a wonderful person. Her beautiful spirit will live on. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  • So very sorry to say a temporary good bye to a dear friend. My children affectionately referred to her as Aunt Peggy. We would always catch up at the Hartford Fair and talk and laugh. My family and I are praying strength and comfort to all of you.
    I love you, Peggy.

    • I will be out of state Monday and regret that I won’t be able to attend the memorial service. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear this she was a special person always loving & caring will always hold a special place in our family

  • She was the first person I talked to when I came to croton. She saw me staring at the wall waiting to be helped coz I was new. Said you can sit here with us my name is Peggy I know you’re new so I did we started talking, then Lynn came in and Jackie and she introduced me and we all realized we were all December babies except jackie! Peggy made my first day of school wonderful! We’ve been best friends ever since! Alot of memories with Peggy and Lynn and Jackie.My heart hurts but I know she is with the Lord and her Daddy who she truly loves! I will miss her ! Love you Peggy!

  • Peggy was such a sweet and friendly woman. She welcomed our family with open arms whenever she saw us. I will miss seeing her at the post office and waving as she drove by.

  • So sorry for your loss, we will be praying for the family.
    Numbers 6:24-26
    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Rusty and Audrey Swafford family

  • We will miss your kind giving spirit. God has gained a special angel and we have lost a special friend. Till we meet again

  • My husband and I meet Peggy through my sister when we visited Croton Church of Christ a few years ago. She was so kind to us. Really got to know her when she and the ladies at Croton prepared the food for my sister’s funeral. Such a sweet kind lady. You will be missed. So glad to have know her.

  • Every year now at the Hartford Fair I’ll miss having a meal with Peggy, and our times we sat on a bench talking about everything. She certainly loved her family and her “kids” who loved “Miss Peggy” back. She was a good person who will be missed.

  • Peggy had the kindest heart and the warmest smile. No matter how much time passed between our visits we picked right up where we left off. She was a life long friend and will be missed.

  • Very sad to hear this. Such a kind lady. Always a good conversation to be had when I would see her out and about over the years. A great supporter of the local kids and their activities. She will be missed in our community. Much love to the family and all those she held close.

  • I’m so sad to hear about Peggy’s passing. She was a great friend to my mom and was always very sweet to me. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

  • Peggy was such a good caregiver for my children. She was always so kind & thoughtful. She babysat for them for many years. You could always count on her. May you rest in peace Peggy.

  • Peggy was a wonderful person and such a good friend. She will be missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I attended Hartford and knew Peggy. I am sad to hear of her passing. I will be keeping you all in my prayers during this most difficult time.

  • I don’t know where to start, my heart is so broken. Peggy was a close to our family for as long as I can remember, she watched my kids when they were little, they loved her so much. It is not going to be the same without seeing here in town or a phone calls. Peggy someday I will see you again. Tell the family I said I miss them and love them..

    Till we meet again…
    Love you

  • Peggy, it’s such a shock to hear this news of your passing. I know you’re in a better place with no pain,and rejoicing everyday. You were someone I have known my whole life. You couldn’t think of Croton and not think of you. You were blessed with a loving servants heart and you served others young and old with no complaints. Thank you for your recent help with mom. I know it meant so much to her. May God grant your family peace and comfort as they grieve your passing and joy in their hearts as they celebrate your eternal rest.

  • We are so sorry to hear this. Peggy was such a wonderful person. She had taken care of Ron’s mother, Oshell for many years and was always so good with her. She was always involved with lots of projects, including the Hartford fair. She will definitely be missed. There is a special place in Heaven for her. Blessings to the family! Love Ron and Roxanne.

  • This from Garry and Barry Stewart we will miss you very and Barry will mis you very much Peggy came to our sister funnel it is so nice to see her she is so frinelely to people all the time she will be miss so much we all love ❤️ you so much god will take care of you now

  • I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Peggy. Peggy was so kind and always a caring friend to everyone she knew. She will be sadly missed.

  • I was very young,but our group loved to dance with you guys! I was blessed to be able to see Peggy a couple years ago and of course we talked for over an hour like time stood still. She was such a caring person that will be greatly missed.

  • You will for sure be missed. You always would stop and talk to me and always would ask me about all my kids and new grandbaby too. Thank you for all that you have done to help my family for the time we have lived here in Croton.
    May you forever rip as heaven gained a wonderful angel!

  • I am going yo miss your singing “Happy Birthday” to me on my birthday. It was a pleasure to know you. Rest in peace Peggy. My condolences to your family.

  • I loved Peggy so much and the goodness and light she shown was so comforting and based in her faith. She was always helpful and the first one to step up for whatever fundraiser or charity event. Her hugs were comforting and she smelled I will certainly miss catching up with her when she came to Kroger in Johnstown. She will certainly be missed by many including me and my family. I am thinking and praying for her family and friends. Rest In Peace Sweet Peggy.

  • I had the opportunity to meet miss Peggy on several occasions. She always had a smile and a hug. God certainly gained a special angel. You will be truly missed. Rest easy sweet lady ❤

  • I was sadden to read of the passing of Peggy. I have know her for for many years and we use to work together as Nursing Assistants in Croton. she was a dear friend of mine always cheerful and happy. we would talk on the phone and visit. we also enjoyed going to the Red Dress Event at the Hospital every February. Peggy you will always be missed and loved. Rest In Peace my dear Friend. Love You!

    • Mamma Frieda,

      She was also so comforting and loving when your son and my best friend, Mark passed away. I remember the devastation we felt with our loss but Peggy was right there to hold our hands or give us a tender hug. I’ll never forget that ever.

  • We were so blessed to have come to know Peggy through serving Velma at Appleton. She was a beautiful soul, caring for and loving everyone in which she came into contact. We will miss her smile and gracious personality. Welcome to your Eternal home Peggy, and we are comforted to know that you watching over all of us! Bryan and Julianne Moore

  • Peggy was a special lady with a heart of gold. She will be missed by so many. RIP Peggy. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Peggy was my dear, sweet friend for 36 yrs. The bond was formed through square dancing, as I became an ” adopted ” member of the ” Croton group ” ! She was such a help with my wedding and was my bridesmaid. There are to many memories to count. I only wish there had been more time to make more. My husband, Ken and I loved her dearly and will miss her terribly.
    Rest in peace my special friend.
    Love, Marsha and Ken Baldinger.

  • Prayers for the family. I will miss Peggy at the reunions, she was a very sweet person.
    Peggy Imboden ( granddaughter of Hartley Ward)

  • She was a special person Peggy helped Mom when she needed a sitter for our sister Donna. We all loved her patience RIP.

  • Sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. Praying Velma for God’s comfort to help you and your family through this sad time. When talking with Peggy one always knew she was a very caring person and expressed her love for others. May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your family now and in the days ahead.

  • Dear Hewett Family,
    So sad to read of Peggy’s passing. She was a joy to visit with and a big help when she brought her nephews to story hour at the library. She was so patient and kind. I know she will be so missed by all of you.
    Praying for your faith to carry you through.

  • What a shock to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was one of the great ones! A heart of gold and always kind words to everyone. She was a great daughter helping with her Mom. She gave her whole heart in everything she did. I’ve known her since high school, but more as a patient at Dr. Bright and Dr. Vargo ‘s office in the day. We all loved Peggy and admired the way she helped with her parents. RIP Peggy until we see you again. Prayers for Velma, she will be lost without Peg.

  • Oh, Miss Peggy how I will miss our chats about dogs and events going on in the Village. May you be burden free on your journey to the Lord and many prayers for your friends and family as their hearts mourn your loss.
    Fly high sweet lady.

  • Such a loss. She will surely be missed. The world is a better place because Peggy was here. Her laughter and friendliness brought joy to all in her presence. Our prayers are with the family.

  • I am beyond shocked to hear of Peggy’s passing . We worked many years together in Preschool with children. In recent years we have not been in touch as often, due to my failing health.My condolences to her Mother and family. Ruth Fishero