Peggy Prestridge 1930 ~ 2024


Peggy Prestridge was born on January 21,1930 in Mangum, Oklahoma to Hubert Lester and Lena (Burrow) Yarber. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17, 2024, at her home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of ninety-four years, four months, and twenty-seven days.

She was the third child of ten children. As a young child the family moved to Hammon, Oklahoma, where she and her siblings attended Quarter Master School. Soon after living in Hammon the family moved to Willow, Oklahoma. She and her siblings attended Ocina School. She attended Spring Creek Baptist Church and she was saved as a young person. Her dad leased and farmed a school land quarter. In the hot summer, the family raised watermelons and chopped and picked cotton in the fall. The full sacks of cotton were heavy to pull through the rolls of cotton. Her brother dumped the heavy cotton sacks on the cotton trailer.

Peggy always worked to provide for her family. She was a great short order cook, working in a drug store as a manager which sold soda fountain drinks and served food. The manager of the Drug store always wanted her to cook his personal steak meals, because she cooked them perfectly. In the early 50s, Peggy, while living in Oklahoma City, worked as an elevator operator in the historic Skirvin Hotel.

Peggy met and married George Wallace Prestridge in November of 1964. She had three children, Jimmy, Alvin, and Darla. Peggy and her children helped George on the farm during wheat harvest and in the alfalfa field.

Peggy loved her grandchildren and kept them often. She bragged about having two sets of great grandchildren twins. She was a loving and caring mother, wife, and grandmother. In the later years of her life, she would always tell you exactly what is on her mind and what you should do! Peggy had a little dog, Misty. Misty was a loyal companion and truly brought happiness to Peggys’s life. Misty live to eighteen years old. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2024, at First Baptist Church, Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Pastor Jason Holland will officiate. Interment will be at Cheyenne, Cemetery, Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

Services have been entrusted to the care of Richard and Tammy Dugger and the staff of Martin- Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Hubert L & Lenda Yarber, three sisters, Tena McClendon, Bernice Books, Shirley Smith; three brothers, H. L. Yarber, Rodger Yarber, R.B. Yarber.

She is survived by her children, Jimmy Eastman of Sayre, Oklahoma, Alvin and, Rebecca Phillips of Kentucky, Darla and husband, Russell Calvert of Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Nine grandchildren, James Calvert, Tammy Gonzales-Eastman, April Calvert-Butler, Amy Eastman-Long, Misty Eastman-Hartman, Chad Eastman, David Phillips, Nathan Phillips, and Jason Phillips; several great and great great- grandchildren; one brother, Robert Yarber; and two sisters Melba Brackeen, and Carolyn Sue Brockman; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and host of special friends. Memorials can be made to the Historic Roger Mills Preservation and Development Foundation in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.

We invite you to leave a message of condolence, expression of sympathy or perhaps share a memory of Peggy at www.martin- duggerfuneralhome. com.

The family would like to invite all that cannot attend to watch the service live on Martin-Dugger Funeral Home website


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