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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Peggy Irene Liles, resident of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Alliance HealthPonca City in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She was 87.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home at 2:00p.m. Face masks are recommended.

Peggy was born on March 7, 1933, to Charles (Poss) and Jane (Hammer) Compton in the Harris Township Muskogee County Oklahoma. As a child Peggy attended the rural school at Gooseneck Bend and graduated from Central High School in 1951. She graduated from Northeastern State College at Tahlequah Oklahoma with a B.S . Degree in Education in 1958. Peggy began her teaching career in Fairfax OK from 1958 to 1960. Peggy met and married the love of her life Weldon Jasper Liles in Fairfax and were married in Ponca City on August 19, 1960. Peggy resumed teaching for the Tonkawa Public Schools in 1971 teaching 4th grade retiring in 2009 with 38 years of service. She was Teacher of the Year in 1990-1991.

Peggy loved working with children and taught generations of families. She loved working gate duties for football, basketball, and wrestling throughout the years while seeing and visiting families of those attending the events. Peggy loved raising her sons, spending time with them , working the wheat harvest, and going to all their sporting events and assemblies and being a cub scout den mother. Peggy loved all her time with her grandchildren by spending countless hours with them growing up, attending all sporting events, and Cheer/ Drill Team performances. Peggy spent her life helping and giving to others in many ways throughout the years. Peggy loved caring for animals and helping others take care of their animals when needed.

Peggy was many things to many people, a wonderful wife , mother, sister, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and friend. One of Peggy's most favorite roles was being "Granny" to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by son Tony and wife Cherokee of Ponca City, granddaughter's Meghan Liles with Micah Barrett of Oklahoma City and Mackenzie and husband Austin Unruh and great-granddaughter's Mila and Aubrey of Ponca City, son Douglas and wife Connie of Enid, granddaughter's Mickala and husband Zac Coon of Little Axe and Caitlin and Christian Rodriguez and grandson Hunter Smith of Enid and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband W.J. (Dub), her parents and 6 siblings Robert Compton, John Compton, Charles Compton, Betty Farley, Lahoma Stockton and Martha Primeaux.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Creekside Village, Via Christi, and the doctors and nurses at AllianceHealth Ponca City Hospital for their loving care of Peggy throughout the past few years.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Tony Liles, Douglas Liles, Hunter Smith , Dean Fuller, Austin Unruh, and Micah Barrett.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that Memorial Contributions may be made to the IOOF Cemetery in Tonkawa Oklahoma.