Jan 5, 2022

Margaret “Peggy” Kord Rest in Peace

Margaret “Peggy” Kord

Rest in Peace

Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Kord (Terry), 72, passed away at her home in Ormond Beach, Florida on Friday, June 25, 2021, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Peggy was born on May 9, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois to Mildred and Joseph Terry. After graduating from Morgan Park High School, Chicago, Illinois, she obtained both a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Education from Western Illinois University. Peggy had a passion for teaching and loved her students. She taught at Galva High School, Atkinson High School, Neponset High School, St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School, the ARC of Kewanee, and concluded her teaching career at Kewanee High School. She also served as a counselor at Black Hawk East Community College. While teaching at Galva High School, she met the love of her life, Donald "Don" Kord. They were married for 48 years.

Peggy had a big personality with a gift for gab. She loved music and enjoyed "concert time" with her family. She also had an appreciation for art fostered by her mother who was a painter. Peggy loved the outdoors and she and Don spent the majority of their weekends fishing and relaxing, including an annual fishing trip in Wisconsin.

Peggy and Don retired to Florida in 2002. Even though she was retired with failing health, Peggy pursued a further doctorate in Theology and stayed strong in her faith. She loved to sit on her balcony and watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Mildred and Joseph Terry. She is survived by her husband, Don Kord, her children, Shane Kord of Wichita, Kansas, Adam Kord of Bellevue, Washington, and Emily Miler, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and seven grandchildren, Nya Kord, Joseph Kord, Anna Miler, Andrew Miler, Jackson Kord, Maxwell Kord, and Helen Kord. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Terry, her sister, Patricia Ferenc, and their children and grandchildren.

Posted online on June 30, 2021

Published in Kewanee Star Courier

Submitted by her cousin Peter Terry


Very sorry to hear it, Pete. She and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.  I put it her obituary on EMPEHI.com which forwards to empehi.blogspot.com.

Craig Hullinger

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