Peggy L. Clodfelter, the daughter of Leslie Arnold and Hollis Ellen (McVay) Makings, was born July 7, 1949, in St. Joseph, Missouri. She attended Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, graduating in 1967. Peggy graduated in 1971, from Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. In 1980, she graduated from Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and in 1989, from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri, with a Master’s degree in Reading Specialization.
On September 25, 1971, Peggy was united in marriage to Duane Clodfelter at the Rock Port United Methodist Church. They made their home in Rock Port.
In 1973, they moved to Braymer, Missouri, and became the parents of Davan and Damon. Peggy taught at Cowgill Elementary, Southwest Livingston County and Hardin-Central schools. For 27 years, Peggy was also an elementary teacher and Title One Reading Specialist for the Braymer School District, retiring in 2006.
Peggy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Braymer. Duane and Peggy took care of the Braymer Playground Association from 1978 until 1991. She was active in the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and helped Duane with the Braymer Lions Club.
Peggy passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 67. Funeral services for Peggy were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Grace Church and were conducted by Pastor Chris Shimmel. Interment followed in Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Jerry Wood. Survivors include husband, Duane Clodfelter, Seward, Nebraska; sons, Davan Clodfelter and wife, Jamie, Goehner, Nebraska, and Damon Clodfelter and wife, Jaime, Warrensburg, Missouri; grandchildren, Ethan and Aubrey Clodfelter; two siblings, Ellen Wood, Joplin, Missouri, Richard Makings and wife, Shirley, Rock Port; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Rock Port Senior Center or Braymer Lions Club. Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com ~ Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.