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Peggy J. Hansen, 79 – Passed March 9, 2020

Peggy J. Hansen, 79, formerly of Elk Creek, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2020, at her home in Springfield, Missouri, with family by her side.

She was born on March 22, 1940 near Gainesville, Missouri, the daughter of Alva and Hazel (Wilson) Power.

Peggy lived most of her adult life in Elk Creek. She was united in marriage to Claude Pettijohn, Jr. and to this union four children were born, Claude, III, Greg, Pamela and Sheila. She then married Carl Hansen on December 23, 1979.

Peggy was strong in her faith; she was active in Elk Creek Baptist Church for many years until moving to Springfield where she continued attending a Baptist church. She loved spending time with her family; she also enjoyed country music, watching westerns, playing cards and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; brothers, Leslie, Robert, Jim and Delbert Power; and a sister, Frances “Frankie” Schmuff.

She is survived by her children, Claude B. Pettijohn, III, Greg Pettijohn, Pamela Worthington and husband Bryan, and Sheila Pettijohn; her stepchildren, Julia Thyer, Cheryl Pettijohn, Carl Hansen, Jr., Jack Hansen, Randy Hansen and wife Lori, Mark Hansen and wife Kathy, and Kathy Hansen; her brother, Henry L. Power; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren as well and several nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Elk Creek Baptist Church with James Lafferty officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Cabool Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at