August 20, 2009

(12/16/1945 – 8/17/2009)

Mary M. (Peggy) Webber, born December 16, 1945 to Dr. and Mrs. E.J. Washle of Louisville, KY, died at her home in St. Louis, under Hospice care on Monday, August 17, 2009, following a lengthy battle against metastatic breast cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Senior United States District Judge, E. Richard Webber; two daughters, Erin Webber, an attorney in Denver, CO, her husband, Brian Allensworth, and their son Grayson, Dr. Nicki Moore, Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Oklahoma, her husband, Dr. Bill Moore, and their son Ian; a brother, Joe Washle, and his wife, Dorothy, from Canyon Lake, CA; a sister, Mary Ann O’Connell, from St. Louis, MO; a brother, Jim Washle, and his wife, Judy, from Louisville, KY; a sister-in-law, Linda Skartvedt, from Scottsdale, AZ; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She graduated from Stephens College and later earned a Lifetime Teaching Certificate from Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State University. She was a teacher in Clark and Scotland County Schools before serving at Rockwood South Middle School in Fenton, MO, where she retired in 2006. She was an accomplished equestrian all of her life. She was an assistant for the Equine Assisted Therapy program in St. Louis as long as her health permitted. She was a volunteer teacher at Children’s Hospital and served as a tutor with the Lindbergh School District following retirement. She taught Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Missouri for many years and served as a Deacon at the Southminster Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful member for thirteen years. She was a fierce University of Missouri Tigers fan and a strong supporter of the University of Missouri.

She is preceded in death by her father, mother, brother-in-law, Joe O’Connell, a niece, Elizabeth Remein, and an infant granddaughter, Maggie Lynn Moore.

Services will be as follows: Visitation at Southminster Presbyterian Church, located at 10126 E. Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126 on Wednesday, August 19, from 5-7 p.m. Memorial Service at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 20 at 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO on Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m., followed by visitation until 9 p.m.

Suggested memorials are to the Southminster Presbyterian Church, 10126 E. Watson St., St. Louis, MO 63126, and the First Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Online condolences may be made to the Webber family through the guest book at www.paynefuneral

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