Peggy Jo Weber Stone
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Peggy Jo Weber Stone, at 62, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Peggy Jo Weber was delivered into her family by a midwife in Echo, Minnesota on May 25, 1952 and baptized in the Catholic Church in Vesta soon after. Born to Gregor and Dorothy (Erickson) Weber, she was third in a family that would grow to nine children.

The family lived in Echo until Peggy was nine. It was then that they moved to Philip S.D., where her father took a job at the First National Bank. At the age of eleven Peggy first faced her life long nemesis, Juvenile Diabetes. Although life became difficult, her spirit was strong, and she enjoyed growing up in Philip and spending time with family and friends. It was also during this time that she had her first job, cleaning the bank after it closed in the afternoons. She became a beautiful young woman, attending school and participating in activities with her friends, graduating from Philip High School in 1970.

Peggy had three passions in life; her marriage, her nursing career, and above all else, being a mother.

After graduating high school, Peggy spent that summer working with her high school friends in Wall, S.D., where thanks to white jeans and a black light, Guy Stone met Peggy at a dance at the Legion Hall. Her kind and gentle spirit, subtle humor, and beauty overwhelmed him and on June 20, 1972 they married in Philip. Until her death they faced all of life's joys and challenges together.

After time at St. Johns School of Nursing in Rapid City, and The University of Wyoming in Laramie, Peg graduated from The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, with a Nursing degree in 1975. She spent the next 25 years at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and well baby nursery. While working in the NICU she dedicated herself to the care of babies, and was often sought out to put IVs in tiny preemies, or detect heart murmurs that others could not hear. She later worked for Dr Stan Seibel, an orthopedic surgeon, and most recently for Avera Home Medical Products. She helped many people in all her works as a registered nurse, but was especially fulfilled by her work with the babies and team in the NICU.

Peggy's daughter, Anna Rose, arrived on the morning of February 15, 1988, in the hospital in Yankton, and she was the answer to years of prayer. As Anna grew up, Peggy enjoyed helping with her dance recitals, going to horse shows, planning birthday slumber parties and being able to help with activities in school. Peggy always made sure every last detail was perfect, whether it was making sure a horse got one last brush before going in the show ring, or during elementary school always going in on picture day where she not only made sure Anna's hair was brushed, but that every child in her class got their hair brushed right before getting their picture taken. Peggy's crowning achievement was motherhood, and as Anna grew her joy showed to all who knew her. She could not be more proud of Anna Rose.

Peggy left this world on February 19th, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, following a sudden diabetes related brain injury. She was 62.

Peggy Jo loved her family and friends. In addition to her husband, Guy, of Yankton, SD, and her daughter Anna Rose Stone and special friend Tyler Anderson of Hitchcock, SD, she is survived by her mother Dorothy Weber, Philip, SD and siblings Tim (Betty) Weber, Douglas, WY, Julie (Patrick) Seager, Philip, SD, Kay Reckling, Kadoka, SD, Craig Weber, Philip, SD, Suzan Berry, Philip, SD, Anita Weber, Scottsdale, AZ, Jack Weber, Gillette, WY, and Jeff (Randi) Weber, Gillette, WY.; her extended in-law family; Mother and Father in-law William R. Stone and Sylvia Davis Stone of Rapid City, sisters in-law Susan (Paul) Robinson, Chamberlain, SD, Louise Stone, Lincoln, NE, and brothers in-law; John (Linda) Stone, Rapid City, SD, and Dave (Virginia) Stone, Spearfish, SD, along with 23 nieces and nephews, and 30 grand nieces and nephews, and many friends especially Mary Grandi and her "soul sister" Jeanie Stibral.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gregor A. Weber, nephews James D. Weber and Joseph A. Parisi, and brother in-law William R. Stone Jr.

There will be visitation 12-1, followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Philip, SD, on Saturday, February 28.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March, 5th, at St Benedict's Catholic Church, Yankton, SD, with visitation from 6-7.

Interment will be at the Rose Cemetery on the Cheyenne River Bluffs, near Pedro, SD, at a later date.

All memorial gifts will be donated to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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