The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 8, 2014

Peggy L. deLaunay

JOPLIN, Mo. — Peggy Lynn deLaunay, age 56, of Joplin, passed away at 2:26 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Joplin, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 2, 1958, in Joplin, she was the daughter of the late Paul Robertson and Charlene Mitchell Robertson and was a lifetime Joplin resident. A 1976, graduate of Parkwood High School, she received her Associate Degree from MSSU. Peggy was a Christian. She worked for TECI and formerly for Teledyne in Neosho. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved to travel with her sister.

Survivors include her son, Evan Bickford and Lupe Oviedo, of Joplin; her daughter, Mallory deLaunay, of Joplin; two grandchildren, Carter Bickford and Ayla deLaunay, both of Joplin; her mother, Charlene Robertson and husband, Ralph Sparks, of Joplin; her sister, Cyndy Giebler and husband, Brian, of Joplin; two nieces, Ashley Thomason and husband, Cory, of Collierville, Tenn., Bethany Belden and Isaiah, of Joplin; great-nieces, Katie Thomason, Claire Thomason and Bernadette Smith.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Chapel with Brian Giebler, minister officiating. Interment will follow at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary.

In honor of her love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to Joplin Humane Society, in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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