Peggy Yvonne Harmon Fuge, 85 of Springfield, departed this world on September 13, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri.  

While at Colorado State University, she started her own family of three daughters and one son. While raising her children, Peggy worked at the hospital as a dietician, at a bakery as a cake decorator, and helped to start a small newspaper. She also enjoyed volunteering in 4-H and the local library.  Peggy found her lifelong dance partner, John Fuge, in 1982, and they married on August 6, 1983. Together, they attended Asbury United Methodist Church. 

In 1972, the family moved to Conway, Missouri, to a farm where they raised cattle and sheep and Peggy continued volunteering with Whippoorwill 4-H. She began her teaching career in Conway in 1975. She was proud to have taught at Joel E. Barber just outside of Lebanon, Missouri, and McGregor Elementary in Springfield, Missouri.

Peggy is survived by her husband, John; all four children, Debbie Hicks (Ronnie) of Ozark, Missouri, David Hutchinson (close friend, Linda) of Marshfield, Missouri, Susan Hutchinson of Denver, Colorado, and Joan Roberts (John) of Niangua, Missouri; step-children Jeff (Lori) Fuge and Jennifer (Michael) Van Matre, six grandchildren, Amber Hicks, Jason Hicks (Terra), Cassie Roberts Stoll (Josh), Brittany Roberts-McElwain (Zach), Lydia Van Matre, and Emily Fuge; ten great-grandchildren;  one sister, Donna Krebill of Belton, Missouri, and nephew Michael Krebill (Alicia) and a great niece and nephew.  

 In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to The Gray/Campbell Farmstead at 3110 S. Oak Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65804.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Service following at 11:00 AM, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.