Peggy Jean Boeckman Rector, age 89, formerly of Madison, Tennessee, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.
Peggy loved her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, and she especially liked decorating her house for the holidays and having the family together.
Born in Nashville, she attended St. Cecilia Academy and was the 1947 St. Cecilia Girl. Peggy was an avid football fan and a long-time Titans season ticket holder. She coached her daughter in Madison Little League, and she supported her children in sports activities, including Madison High basketball! She continued cheering on her grandson Ryan in basketball and great-granddaughter Jayden in soccer. Peggy loved her job and her coworkers at Nashville Chemical and continued working into her 80s. She was “Momma Peggy” to many of the employees over the years, and she was the cheerful voice the customers wanted to talk to. She said Nashville Chemical was her happy place, and she hardly ever missed a day of work! When she retired in 2013, she joined her friends at the Madison Senior Center a few days a week. Peggy was also very fond of her family’s pets. Although she accused her children of bringing animals home, she quickly came to love them! In the last few years, Littlebit became her beloved companion. Peggy was a long-time resident of Madison and one of the original members of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she attended until she moved to Hendersonville and Gallatin.
She is preceded in death by her father, Herman Boeckman; parents, Ione and Freeman McGahey; daughter, Nancy Ford; and great-granddaughter, Abigale Arrington. She is survived by her daughter, Sherryl Arrington; son, Ricky Rector; daughter, Pam (Dwight) Collie; son, Mike (Babs) Rector; grandchildren, Michael Arrington, Matthew Arrington, Ryan (Bree) Ford; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a beloved companion, Littlebit.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10 am until the Celebration of Life Mass at 11 am at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville with Father Luckas Arulappa, MSFS, officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville at 2:30 p.m. with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. You may view the obituary or offer your condolences online at www.austinandbell.com. The family has entrusted services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 104 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442.