Peggy Adele McConkey

Peggy Adele McConkey, 91, of Salina, entered Heaven on April 5, 2024. Peggy was born in Junction City, KS on September 24, 1932 to Luke and Mable Owens.

Peggy lived her life placing God first. She started each morning and ended every day in prayer, reading her favorite book, the Bible. She was dedicated to her church, First Assembly of God now known as Heartland Worship Center Assembly of God, sitting in the second row, middle section every Sunday. She served the church for many years setting up communion and cleaning the building. Peggy loved her family and doted on her children and grandchildren by making specially designed shaped birthday cakes including bunny rabbits, pink elephants, and her crème’ de la crème’ the Star Trek Enterprise Ship. She loved to make all kinds of fudge and all flavors of cream cheese wedding mints with specialty shapes for every occasion. She loved plants, old westerns on TV, and riding her yellow bicycle made for two.

She worked hard retiring from Kansas Wesleyan University after many years as a custodian of the girls’ dorm. Being a single mother, she supplemented her income delivering newspapers for the Salina Journal, at times up to 5 paper routes per morning, earning her several awards as The Salina Journal Carrier of the Year.

Peggy is remembered for her love for Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior, her dedication to her family including her church family, and her spunky personality.

She was preceded in death by her daughter and best friend, Patricia; parents; brothers, James, Gerald, Donald, David, Carl and Gene; and sisters, Catherine Alexander and Ruth Monosmith.

She is survived by: her daughters, Susan (Bill) Naecker and Jane (David) Lerret; sons Mark, Phillip, and Paul; grandchildren, Angela, Fawn, Paul Timothy, Amanda, Dove, Joan, Matthew, David and Luke; 27 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sister, Betty Ann; brother, William; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Peggy will live on in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Heartland Worship Center 118 S. 8th St in Salina.

Memorials may be made to the church in memory of Peggy McConkey.