Peggy (Margaret) Whiteside Louis, 97, of New Bremen, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 11:46 a.m. at the Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen where she had been residing since May. She had been in declining health two years.

Peggy was born November 23, 1925, in Clinton County, Ohio to Grant Thomas and Mary Clara Mullen Whiteside.  She grew up in Sabina, Ohio and was a graduate of Sabina High School. During World War II, she met her husband, John Louis, and was married in El Paso, Texas on July 7, 1943. She traveled across the globe during his military career and settled back into Fayette County in 1969.

She was a member of Maple Grove Methodist Church for nearly 24 years where she taught children’s Sunday School. She later was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House for 27 years.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband on May 31, 1999, and brother Gilbert E. Whiteside on December 16, 2014.

She is survived by her only son, David, and his wife, Luan, of New Bremen, OH; two grandchildren, Kyle (Diane) of Seattle, WA, and Juliet of Columbus, OH and a great-granddaughter, Charlotte, of Seattle, WA.

The funeral will be Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Private burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service.

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  • Vicki V. Sparks Snow says:

    David Louis…..Please accept our sincerest Sympathy. Your MOTHER was a long time FRIEND of my MOTHER. My Mother was Mary Virginia Haines Sparks (August 1925/November 2010)….she was a 1943 Graduate of Sabina High School. She always valued her friendship with her friend “Peggy”! I also remember YOU from your junior high (Good Hope) and high school years at “MTHS”. Most Sincerely……..VICKI (SPARKS) SNOW and PHIL SNOW, SABINA, OH.

  • Susan says:

    I only had met Peggy a few years ago. She was a beautiful lady with a sparkle in her eye. We volunteered together at The Well at Sunnyside.
    A lovely lady to have met. Just wish I had known her longer than I have. You all are blessed to have had her in your life. Sincere sympathy to you all.