Peggy Soric Obituary
 
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Peggy Jeanne Soric

November 16, 1927 - March 15, 2014
Obituary

Peggy Jeanne Donohue Soric, 86, of Springfield Missouri, died March 15, 2014, in Kansas City Missouri after a very long illness. Peggy was born in Moberly Missouri and lived most of her young adult life in St. Louis Missouri where she worked for the Frisco Railway. It was there that she met her husband Milton G. Soric who preceded her in death in 2003. The couple started a family in Dellwood Missouri and then moved with St. Louis-San Francisco Railway to Springfield Missouri in 1964, where Peggy worked for Burge Hospital as director of volunteers and later as a newspaper writer, columnist and reporter for the Springfield Leader and...
Peggy Jeanne Donohue Soric, 86, of Springfield Missouri, died March 15, 2014, in Kansas City Missouri after a very long illness.

Peggy was born in Moberly Missouri and lived most of her young adult life in St. Louis Missouri where she worked for the Frisco Railway. It was there that she met her husband Milton G. Soric who preceded her in death in 2003. The couple started a family in Dellwood Missouri and then moved with St. Louis-San Francisco Railway to Springfield Missouri in 1964, where Peggy worked for Burge Hospital as director of volunteers and later as a newspaper writer, columnist and reporter for the Springfield Leader and Press, the evening newspaper at the time.

Peggy held many roles at the newspaper, among them lifestyle editor and religion editor. She was well-known for her "People" and "Potpourri" columns. She was a national award-winning journalist, and won Missouri Press Women awards for her theater and movie reviews.

A visionary and a trailblazer, Peggy's investigative reporting changed people's lives for the better, exposing corruption and injustice. Her journalistic work challenged her readership to explore topics often taboo for her time. Peggy recognized talent in others and often inspired many to believe in themselves.

She was a strong supporter of the arts in the Springfield community. She was an amateur painter, photographer, and dancer. Peggy was a gifted and intuitive astrologer and a progressive and open thinker. At the end of her life she maintained a close affinity with her Catholic faith.

Peggy is survived by her daughter Susan and Susan's partner Claire, both of Chicago Illinois; her daughter Jennifer of Kansas City Missouri; her grandchildren Isobel and Harry of Chicago; and nephews and nieces.

The family will be posting memorial photos to an album at peggyjeanne.shutterfly.com

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"I have been thinking a lot about Peggy lately, and just recently developed a deep urge to find her and thank her for being so kind and encouraging in the..." Kelly H'Doubler-Crowder (Monte Nido, CA)

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