Peggy Ann (Noel) Harker

Peggy Ann (Noel) Harker


Peggy Ann (Noel) Harker, 79, of Kirksville, MO passed away on Tuesday May 7, 2024 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Henderson and Arminta (Crabtree) Noel, she was born in Greentop, Missouri on June 9, 1944. On October 6, 1962, she was united in marriage to Harold W. (Bill) Harker. To this union three daughters were born, Kimberley (Larry) Gibson, Tamera (Jammie) Hogan, and Teresa (Mike) Sullivan Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rex Noel.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Kimberley (Larry) Gibson, and Teresa (Mike) Sullivan all of Kirksville, MO, and Tamera (Jammie) Hogan of Montgomery City, MO; 9 grandchildren (and their spouses), 8 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Peggy was raised on a farm in the Illinois Bend Community, south of Kirksville. She attended Kirksville and LaPlata schools, graduating from LaPlata in 1962. After her marriage she traveled to Charleston, South Carolina where her husband was stationed in the US Navy; returning home in 1965.

Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family and loved large gatherings with family and friends. She enjoyed taking trips to visit covered bridges and loved flowers, her Shih Tzu puppies, and Bill's coconut cream pie.

She came to know the Lord at a young age and was baptized at the Illinois Bend Christian Church. She was a member of the Church of God Holiness and enjoyed attending services until her health declined.

Funeral services will be help on Sunday May 12, 2024 at 2:00pm at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Ralph Wheeler officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Michael Sullivan III, Sturgis Knupp, Matthew Sullivan, Logan Gibson, Mark Sullivan, and Levi Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Gibson and Desera Knupp.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s choice and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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