By Macy Conley
Peggy grew up in the most magical town of Marceline, Missouri, which also happens to be where Walt Disney’s childhood home is located. She graduated from Marceline High School and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Earth Science. She also completed her Master degree in Geology from University of Missouri- Columbia. She has worked for an oil company and then a dentist’s office. Once she had children, she decided to stay home and home school them. When her youngest graduated from high school, she decided to rejoin the workforce and applied at the library.
Peggy has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 35 years. They have three grown daughters who “are the lights of their eyes”. They are also the parents of a Jack Russel mix, Sadie, an American short hair cat, Ghillie, and a menagerie of bee colonies. Peggy enjoys the great outdoors. You can often find her off on one of her many adventures, whether it’s in Yosemite, Colorado, or Scotland. She greatly enjoys walking, camping, or hiking. She also enjoys singing and the fellowship it provides. She is a member of her church choir and of the El Reno Community Chorus. She first got started in the El Reno Community Chorus in the spring of 2000 after watching their fall performance and marveling at their talent.
Peggy has been a library aide at the El Reno Carnegie Library for 10 years. Her duties include but are not limited to: assisting patrons with electronic help or finding books, helping process new books and materials, assist with programs and wherever else help is needed. Peggy is also our designated proof reader for any material or signage. She loves to read and will get so engrossed in a book that she will tune out a boiling kettle only five feet away. Peggy loves to read non-fiction (bonus points if its science related), stories set in other countries, comedies, and inspirational works. She greatly enjoys processing new material, joking with coworkers, and, of course, running up and down the stairs.
MC: If you are stuck on a desert island, what five things would you bring with you? (Except food or water)
PK: Bible, Bryan and our girls, camping and hiking gear, journals to document our adventures, and a boat (to get us all home after two weeks)