Calvin E. Pegram, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.
Memorial services for Calvin are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. The family plans to receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Quenemo.
He was born Feb. 10, 193,7 in Eldred, Illinois, the son of Clinton and Bessie Bushnell Pegram.
Calvin had lived in Quenemo for many years before moving to Waverly in 2006.
Calvin graduated from high school in Carrollton, Illinois, and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1963. He served in the 90th Field Maintenance Squadron at Forbes Air Force Base and then the 576th Strategic Missile Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He worked as a union carpenter in construction for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 61 in Kansas City and Local 1445 in Topeka, was a member of the Waverly American Legion Post No. 119 and the Quenemo United Methodist Church.
On Feb. 8, 1957, Calvin was married to Patty Meiers in Quenemo.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Calvin is survived by his wife Patty of the home; his four children, Steve (Ronda) Pegram of Silver Lake, Tim Pegram of Quenemo, Pam (Jerry) Rice of Waverly and Jill (Scott) Stevenson of Vassar; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly American Legion Post No. 119 or the Marais des Cygnes Valley High School for a Technical Education Scholarship, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com