Peggy Maree Benefield

Peggy Maree Benefield, 95, of Amarillo, TX died on January 30, 2020.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 3, 2020 at Llano Cemetery, with Larry Barber officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Peggy was born on October 12, 1924 to Jesse and Edythe Woosley in Brady, TX where she went on to graduate high school. Peggy was a homemaker in her own home, raising seven children. She taught Sunday school for 50 years and was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Brownie Leader. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Amarillo for 52 years.

In 1946 Peggy married her high school sweetheart, Malcolm Benefield, and they made their home in Odessa, TX for 21 years before moving to Amarillo, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Malcolm “Benny”; sons, Mike Benefield, and Brad Benefield; daughters, Susy Benefield, and Cindy Barber; and granddaughter, Katie Barber.

She is survived by her sons, Jeff Benefield and wife Pris of Fort Worth, TX, Ben Benefield and wife Cecelia of Amarillo; daughter, Sally Benefield of Amarillo; daughter-in-law, Janie Benefield of Dallas, TX; son-in-law, Larry Barber of Wylie, TX; grandchildren, Jana Laughlin, Jeffrey Benefield, Christian Barber, Sarah Nemo, Sean Benefield, and Marcus Benefield.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Sunday, February 2, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church, BSA Hospital, or Shriners Children’s Hospital.

6 Replies to “Peggy Maree Benefield”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a shining star at Trinity UMC. She took me under her wing one summer when I was her helper for VBS. She was so good with those kindergarten kids and they all adored her! After that I wanted little children to come to me for a smile and warm hug.🤗🤗. Prayers for all the family.

  2. So sorry for your loss. We could all hope to make 95. I have vivid memories of visiting your really fun house in Odessa as a kid. I remember Peggy as the quintessential West Texas mom holding court in a rowdy house brimming with love.

  3. Aunt Peggy was one of the sweetest woman ever born. May God bless her long and graceful life. I know all of her children and Uncle Malcolm will love to see her again.
    Nancy Hinckley Bradley (niece)

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