Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Margaret “Peggy” August

Margaret “Peggy” August, age 91, longtime resident of Shelby and currently of Alexandria, died Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark following a short illness.

Peggy was born on March 23, 1930 in Loyalhanna, PA to the late Adolph and Bessie (Kelly) Smith. A homemaker most of her life, Peggy enjoyed caring for and raising her family. She also had worked at Ben Franklin in Shelby for 10 years in the toy department as an inventory clerk. Peggy was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Peggy was a member of the Women of the Moose and the VFW Auxiliary. She, along with her husband, Joe, enjoyed traveling over the years. They went on cruises and many trips with the Moose Lodge to multiple conventions. Peggy loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow.

On October 29, 1949 Peggy married Joseph D. August, Sr., and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1998. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Olive and Joseph Giacolono; and brother: Richard Smith. Survivors include her children: Theresa (Robert) Kinsey of Shelby, Joseph D. August, Jr. (Linda Mitchell) of Statesville, NC, Debra Keene of Shelby, and Renee (Brian) Simpson of Alexandria; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother: Joseph (Barb) Smith of Derry, PA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11 am. Father Chris Mileski will officiate and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, OH 44875.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for the family

  2. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    Theresa, Debbie and family,
    So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She will be missed by all who knew her but especially her family and the legacy that she left behind. Prayers for all.

  3. Barbara Kaple says:

    Jan and I have such fond memories of Peg and Joe when we belonged to the Moose years ago. So sorry for the loss of your sweet mom.
    Jan and Barb Kaple

  4. Glenda Eskew says:

    I didn’t know Mrs. August, only her son Joe. I’m very sorry for the loss of the children’s Mother, it’s always such a horrible feeling to lose your mother. Rest assured she’s no longer suffering and she is in a much better place in heaven.

  5. Tess and Deb Love says:

    Dear Brian, Renae and family… We are so sorry for your loss….our thoughts and prayers are with you …we hope that your memories help you through this difficult time….

  6. Vella J King says:

    Deb and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss and hope you find peace in the wonderful memories you made with your mother.

  7. Beth Terman says:

    Debbie and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet lady. I remember her being very active at the church and St Mary’s school. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Beth and Randy Terman

  8. Rich Banichar says:

    Theresa and Debbie & family,

    Our prayers are with you for the loss of your Mother. She was a very loving person. She was friends with my Mother, now they can visit in Heaven!

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