Mildred “Peggy” Moon, 87, of Annawan, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Fairview United Methodist Church, rural Sheffield. The Rev. Dan Wright officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson. Memorials may be made to the Mildred “Peggy” Moon Memorial Fund to be distributed to several local charities.


Mildred “Peggy” Moon, 87, of Annawan, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Fairview United Methodist Church, rural Sheffield. The Rev. Dan Wright officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson. Memorials may be made to the Mildred “Peggy” Moon Memorial Fund to be distributed to several local charities.

She was born June 20, 1922, in Prophetstown, the daughter of Albert Clarence and Otilla (Lenninger) Specht. She attended Hooppole schools. She married Wilbur J. Moon June 21, 1945, in Annawan. She had been a waitress at the former Sauk Trail Inn Restaurant in Annawan for 18 years, a dietician at Hillcrest Home for 1-1/2 years, and ran the Kewanee Sale Barn restaurant for eight years. She last waitressed at the Purple Onion Restaurant in Annawan, from which she retired. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid Society, and the LaFemmes 40 & 8. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and most of all, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur; three daughters and spouses, Cherie and Gale Witte of Annawan, Mary Jane and James Causemaker of Colona and Lora and Jim Hurt of DeSota; a son and spouse, John and Mary Moon of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister and spouse, Lucille and Francis DeDecker of Sheffield. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, and two brothers.