Memorial services for Peggy Jane Caruthers Silvers, 80, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. December 16, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Washington Creek German Baptist Cemetery southwest of Lawrence. She passed away peacefully Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Peggy was born May 7, 1937 in Wellsville, KS the daughter of Roger I. and Ruby L. (Houk) Caruthers.
She was a member of the Stull United Methodist, Central United Methodist, and Lone Star Church of The Brethren, After 5 Christian Women’s Club, Kanwaka County Extension Homemakers Unit, Jolly Quilters Quilting Bee, and team member of the Newman Bowling League. She was a member and later a leader of the Kanwaka 4-H Club. The Silvers family was recognized as Douglas County 4-H Family of the Year in 1983.
She was a secretary for the Lawrence Paper Company and the First Presbyterian Church.
She married Carl Eugene Silvers April 14, 1957 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death February 27, 2014.
Survivors include her daughter, Cathy S. Silvers, Lone Star; her two sons, Steven E. Silvers, Lone Star; and Bradley J. Silvers (Renae), Topeka; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ronald L. Caruthers.
The family will greet friends at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Douglas County 4-H Foundation, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or Lone Star Church of the Brethren and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.