Peggy Jean High, 82

Peggy Jean High, 82

A graveside service for Peggy Jean High, 82, of Kansas City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lilly Ridge Cemetery east of Gainesville. Mrs. High died June 14 at St Joseph’s Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born June 13, 1938, in Slaton, Texas, the daughter of Robert and Aleene Merrell. Her parents moved from Texas to Gainesville in 1953, where she graduated from Gainesville High school in 1956. 

Following her desire to help people in need, she became a nurse and was an amazing caregiver to the residents of John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, where she spent her entire career caring for countless people. She was known as a loving and extremely kind-hearted person who treated her patients like her own family. 

She had a zest for life and could be found out on the highway on her motorcycle with the wind in her face every chance she got. She loved being outside. Whether it was working in the yard, riding her motorcycle or building a deck on her cabin, she made the best of every day she lived.  

Survivors include her sons Robert Dale High and wife Mignonne of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Ronny Dee High and wife Amy of Harrisonville; daughter Robbyn High of Grandview; grandchildren Christina Williamson, Robert High, Faithlyn High and Samuel High; great-grandchildren Kayla Beck, Casey and Raelynne Williamson and Keely High. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robby Merrell Jr, sister Rikky Merrell, and twin sister Patty Crisp.

McGilley’s Funeral Home, Grandview, directors.     

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