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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Peggy Lou Flood was born April 21, 1932 in Oregon County to the late William and Lillie (Judd) Baty. She was called home to be with her Lord June 8, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

On June 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Duane Leland Flood, who preceded her in death on May 14, 2018.

She is survived by 4 children, Janet (Ron) Myers, Lanton, Missouri, Ken (Sandi) Flood, Rapid City, South Dakota, Vicky Rutter, West Plains, Missouri, Donna (Shane) Dennis, Nixa, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Merle Flood, one sister-in-law Betty Flood; 11 grandchildren Lynnetta (Eric) Martin, Lana (Shawn) Dennis, Leigh (Brad) Kincheloe, Leslie (Ron) Murray, Chris (Jenny) Flood, Nick Flood, Ryan Tompkins, Michelle (Brad) Vincent, Niki (Jim) Wood, Zachary Dennis, Braden Dennis; 21 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and one on the way; and the loving staff at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer who called her Ms. Peggy.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roy and Anna Flood, one son Allen Flood, two grandsons, Jim Flood and Brian Flood, sister Marge Baty, brother Afton Baty, sister-in-law Ruby Baty, brother-in-law Bruce Flood.

We have talked and shared stories today about how strong, protective and sassy Peggy was. We have a lifetime of memories of her fun loving spirit. This quote depicts the great sadness that we are all feeling in our hearts today: “Mom/Grandma always taught us to be strong, because she knew that one day we would need the strength to bear her loss”.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Redburn Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.



  1. Darrell Jarman
    June 8, 2022 @ 4:44 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. So many memories of Duane, Peggy, Marge, Mrs. Baty and the kids when he served at China Church.

  2. Greg and Renee Stephens
    June 8, 2022 @ 5:25 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mom/grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Greg and Renee

  3. Jeannie Lewis
    June 8, 2022 @ 6:45 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Peggy was a very sweet lady.

  4. Janet Roberts
    June 9, 2022 @ 1:04 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. Peggy was a sweet lady. She will be so missed by all who knew her. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  5. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    June 9, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

    Vicky and the Flood Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Peggy. Peggy always had a smile for all she met and a wonderful personality as well. She will be missed! During this time we will be keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts. May God wrap His arms of comfort, peace, encouragement, and strength around each of you. May God bless each of you.

    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort

  6. Donna Newberry
    June 9, 2022 @ 5:11 pm

    Janet and family. Sorry for your loss. Treasure all your memories. I enjoyed her turkey and deer hunting pictures in the quill, her pageant pics were beautiful. Noble and Donna Fox Newberry

  7. Cheryl & Shirley Tyler
    June 9, 2022 @ 6:22 pm

    My mom loved Peggy and has many great memories playing ball with her. She was a wonderful lady! Our condolences on your loss and prayers for comfort.

  8. Shelley Surface
    June 10, 2022 @ 2:31 pm

    Donna, Vicky and family, So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet sweet lady. She always had a smile on her face. My condolences on your loss, and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Teresa eldringhoff romans
    June 10, 2022 @ 10:13 pm

    Donna and family….so very sorry to hear of your momma’s passing. She was a good’n. Peace and comfort to you all.

  10. Sue Evans
    June 13, 2022 @ 9:37 pm

    I’m sorry for the loss of your loved one. I didn’t know her but I saw her picture in the Quill many times with the deer and turkey she had killed.