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Peggy Ply, 77, Raytown, Missouri passed away February 16, 2017. A visitation will be held Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, February 24, 2017 at One Spirit United Methodist Church, 7900 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64138. A Celebration of Life will follow at 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to One Spirit United Methodist Church.
Peggy was born, January 25, 1940 in Bessmer, Alabama and raised in Mission, Texas. She graduated from Mission High School in 1958 then attended Texas Christian University where she majored in dance. While at TCU, she became engaged to, the love of her life, Bobby Ply. Bobby and Peggy married on June 4, 1960 in Mission, TX and moved to Waco, TX to attend Baylor University. On May 1, 1962, Peggy and Bobby welcomed their daughter, Laura Leigh.
They moved to Kansas City in 1963 when the Dallas Texans became the Kansas City Chiefs, where Bobby was a member of the the Dallas Texans. Peggy joined the Kansas City Ballet as a dancer, upon her arrival to Kansas City. Additionally, Peggy danced for the Westport Ballet, Somerset Ballet and Dramatic Truth School of the Arts as well as teaching for numerous other dance studios.
Peggy and Bobby have been residents of Raytown, Missouri since moving to the Kansas City Area. She has been a member of One Spirit United Methodist Church since the 1960’s. Peggy lived by the bible in every aspect of her life. She was an avid animal lover and a friend to everyone she encountered. Peggy will be remembered as a devoted Christian, exceptional wife, mother, “Mimi”, “Great Mimi”, teacher, role model, neighbor and friend to everyone who know her.
She is preceded in death by: parents, Harol & Edith (Lehman) Person. Survivors include; husband of 57 years, Bobby Ply, of the home; daughter, Laura Leigh Ply-DeCourcy, Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Harol “Butch” Pearson, Bunch, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Lindsey Kordick, Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Robert “Bobby” Kordick, Raytown, Missouri; great grandchildren, Cayden, Aubrey and Kinleigh.