Jean Peyton Vargas, 86, died at her home in Bridgeport, OH on Sunday August 6, 2017.
She was born June 30, 1931 the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Margaret McDaniel Peyton.
Jean worked at St. Joseph’s School cafeteria for many years until it closed and she was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bridgeport.
In addition to her parents Jean was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Louis J. Vargas, a sister Loretta Ludwig, brothers Edward, William and Henry Peyton and brothers-in-law Walter Ludwig and Andrew Miscencik.
She is survived by her children, Ricky, Ronald and Tammie all of Bridgeport. Also surviving are her sisters Mary Virginia (William) Meyers, Martins Ferry, OH, Jane Misencik, who was her twin sister, Champagne, IL and Betty Peyton, Adena, OH and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Jean had several names given to her throughout her hard working life, one of which is “THE SKATING LADY” as she taught many kids in the valley how to roller skate and skated right along with them at St. Joseph’s Roller Skating Rink in Wolfhurst (Bridgeport) which she voluntarily ran for over 40 years and loved every minute of it.
Her love of volunteering didn’t stop there; another name she was given was “THE LADY DRUMMER” because Jean and a few of her talented friends started a group called THE HEARTLAND DIXIES who went around nursing homes and hospitals playing “oldies”music for patients.
Jean had yet another name “JACK OF ALL TRADES” as she had hidden talents, she could build a rock wall in the back yard or carry bricks one at a time to build a driveway then go right in the house to cook and bake beyond belief.
But the greatest name she loved the most was “NUNNY” that was given to her by her only grandson, Austin Watkins who was her sidekick and the absolute love of her life.
After all of her loves above she still had a little more to give her 4 legged friends whom she loved and they gave her such love back as they were either rescued or dropped off.
In keeping with the family’s request the will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s honor to The Bridgeport High School or several animal rescue leagues in the Ohio Valley by going to “TMCFfunding”.
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Clairsville in charge of arrangements.
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