PeggyJohnson | Obituary | Kokomo Grandstand

Peggy (Hill) Wickliff Johnson, 87, of Clermont, went home on Wednesday September 21, 2022 to be with the Lord. She was born on April 29, 1935 in Arlington, Indiana to Mary (Sharpe) and Ralph Hill. She was the third of six children, with loving parents and a happy childhood. Peggy graduated from Arlington High School in 1952. On January 29, 1953, she married Chester Don Wickliff. They moved to Greenfield, Indiana, where they put down roots and raised their family. After his death, Peggy married Richard William Johnson on June 30, 1985 and moved to Kokomo, Indiana, where she lived happily for over 30 years. She eventually settled in Clermont, Florida to be close to family.
Peggy began her professional career at the Fort Harrison Finance Center in Indianapolis and retired from Western Electric in 1985. She was a life member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was a devout Christian and enjoyed participating in church activities. She recently shared that as a teenager she was saved at a church revival camp and baptized in the river. She loved reading, travelling, music, senior activities and spending time with her family.
Peggy was a warm, kind and gentle soul who was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sweet friend. She is loved dearly and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her children Karen Wickliff Haden, Bruce Wickliff, Diane (Rudy) Wickliff Pedraza and Denise (Al) Wickliff Craig; stepchildren, Diane (Joseph) Johnson Dibble and Dave (Carey) Johnson; Grandchildren, Stephanie (Shannon) Jarrett, Angela Pedraza, Amanda (William) Pedraza Niepert, Jenson Pedraza, Joseph Pedraza, Breanna (Nathaniel) Pedraza Espinoza, Jessica Craig, Sarah Craig, Katelyn (Logan) Craig Workman, Kyle (Tereza) Wickliff, Stacie Wickliff, Kent (Kristal) Bickle, Kasey (Lisa) Bickle, Maggie (Kovan) Johnson Riddle; 22 great-grandchildren; and siblings Frederick Hill and Marjorie (Hill) McDaniel. Her parents, Ralph and Mary Hill, preceded her in death; first husband, Chester Wickliff; second husband, Richard Johnson; daughter-in-law Annette (Yancey) Wickliff; siblings Don Hill, Lawrence Hill and Evelyn (Hill) Cole; and grandchildren, Greg Jarrett and Jonah Pedraza.
Peggy Johnson’s life and legacy of love will be celebrated on Friday 7th October 2022. The visit will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 WUS Highway 40, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Her funeral service begins at 1 p.m., followed by burial at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the ‘Horse “N” Around’ Therapeutic Riding Center, 2593 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720 (envelopes available at the morgue) or online at www.horsenaroundtrc.org/. Donate.html.
Friends can share a keepsake or condolences for the family at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

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