Peggy Ann Smith died May 26, 2009.

Peggy Ann Smith, 36, Independence, MO passed away May 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Peggy was born Oct. 1, 1972 in Lee’s Summit, MO. She grew up in the Independence area and was a life-long resident. She enjoyed scrap booking, crocheting, baked great apple pies and was very family-oriented.

Peggy was preceded in death by her father Wayne Nelson. She is survived by her husband Matt Smith; daughter Bethany Smith; son Matthew Smith; mother Nioma Nelson, all of the home; in-laws Jim & Isabella Smith, Independence, MO; sisters Glenda Haupt and husband Charlie, Littleton, CO; Michele Goguen and husband Mike, Clarksville, TN; Rhonda Kramer, Western Grove, AR; niece Misty Lewis and husband Scott, Independence, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 am, Sat., May 30, 2009 at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 – 8 pm, Friday at Carson-Speaks Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Cancer Action, 4010 S. Lynn Court Dr., Independence, MO 64055. Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at