Celebrating the life of

Peggy Joyce Umsted

Passed away on June 04, 2022

Peggy Joyce Umsted

Peggy Joyce (née Hatmaker) Umsted, age 92 of Savannah, Georgia, formerly of Hinsdale, Illinois, died peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband and her three children. Devoted mother of Nancy (Gene) Sullivan, Eric (Margaret) Umsted and Jennifer Umsted McKinley. Grandmother to nine beautiful grandchildren, Ashley (Brad) Stollberg, Kevin Umsted, Stephen (Katie) McKinley, Patrick (Emily) Sullivan, William Sullivan, Cara (Aaron) Foster, Megan McKinley, JT (Allie) Sandstedt and Ali (Brent) Phillip. Cherished Great Grandmother to, James, Ben, Madeline Stollberg, Annie Sullivan, Eloise Foster and Ezekiel Phillip.

Peggy was born in Leavenworth, Washington to Leona Stephens Hatmaker and William Hatmaker. She was educated in Leavenworth and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Education.

Peggy accepted a teaching position in Palo Alto, California and taught 3rd and 5th grade students. In 1955, Peggy met and married Louis Franklin Umsted Jr. Lou had just completed his tour as a Navy pilot in the Korean conflict. Peggy and Lou moved to Hinsdale, Illinois in 1967 where they lived for 30 years. Peggy and Lou retired to the Landings in Savannah, Georgia and The Marshes on Skidaway Island.

Peggy was active in Church, numerous bible studies, enjoyed gardening and the Hinsdale Golf Club friends and activities. She was also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and P.E.O. Chapter A.S.  Peggy was devoted to Lou for 67 years and supported and loved all her beautiful children.

Private family burial will be in Oak Brook, Illinois

Memorial and Celebration service will take place in Savannah at a later date.

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date