Carmen Louise Singer was born August 12, 1917 in Silverton, Colorado, to Robert E. and Louise Hamilton. Carmen was known to friends and family as “Peggy”; few people knew her birth name was “Carmen.” She departed this life June 23, 2019 with her family by her side.
Peggy was raised by her grandmother, Margaret Hamilton, and at various times lived with three aunts: Winnie, Gail and Jessie. On September 25, 1933, she and her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Jerome Singer, were married. Their union was blessed with two children, Shannon Gail and Robert Luman. Peggy and Kenneth established their farm home on the “Ridge” northeast of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Shannon and Robert attended grade school in the one room country school known as Mumford.
After forty-four years of farming, beginning with the dust storms of the thirties, Kenneth and Peggy sold their farm and moved to Medicine Lodge.
Peggy was a service representative for Southwestern Bell for thirty three years. She was active in 4-H club work with her children; past president of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club; a member of Mother’s Club; Self-Culture Club and the Medicine Lodge Hospital Auxiliary. She also served as Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Medicine Lodge. In her family’s eyes, her greatest accomplishment was her devotion to them as wife, mother and grandmother.
Following Kenneth’s death, Peggy moved from Medicine Lodge to Pratt, Kansas. For the past four years, she has shared her daughter’s home in Watauga, Texas where she has also been a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and her son, Robert.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shannon; granddaughter, Jennifer; great grandson Parker; and a host of friends and relatives.
Cremation has taken place. Peggy’s funeral will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Medicine Lodge, Kansas. A reception will follow after which inurnment will occur at Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.
Memorials may be sent to: The City of Medicine Lodge Animal Shelter, 114 West First Avenue, Medicine Lodge, KS. 67101 or to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 463 Harwood Road, Hurst, Texas 76054.