Neva Jo Peck, resident of Ponca City, passed away Monday, August 25, 2008, at home. She was 74.
The service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 29, 2008 at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Ramsey, officiating. Burial will then follow at 2pm in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. , Neva was born on May 18, 1934 to William C. Thompson and Reta P. Vice Thompson in Jet, Oklahoma. She was raised in Goltry, Oklahoma, where she graduated high school. In High School Neva was a star basketball player for Goltry High School.
On May 2, 1954 Neva Jo married J.V. “Jesse” Peck in Goltry, Okla. They made their first home in Enid where Neva worked in several restaurants.
In 1963 they moved to Ponca City. Neva stayed home with her children until they reached schooling age. She was active in Jefferson Elementary and served as President of the P.T.A. Neva worked for Ponca City School Food Service and the Conoco Cafeteria, retiring in 1985.
Neva enjoyed cooking, playing cards, dancing, traveling and visiting with friends and family. She was also active with the First Lutheran Church and their Women’s Guild, the VFW Auxillary, American Legion Auxillary and Friendship Feast. Neva loved people and had never met a stranger. Neva will be greatly missed in the lives of many.
She is survived by her husband, J.V. “Jesse” Peck of the home; two daughters, Vanessa J. Peck and J.Ann Ozbun, both of Ponca City; one son, Van W. Peck of the home; one brother, Wilbur C. Thompson of Enid; two sisters, Rita M Pelfrey and Sonja L. Hyke, both of Enid and six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Peggy J. Thompson, sister, E. Viola Carter, brother, John R. “Jack” Thompson, brother, Ira L. Thompson, sister, Eleanor P. Cunningham and brother, Walter G. Thompson.
Casketbearers will be Melvin Bloss, Mike Bloss, Scott Sprangrud, John Earl Webber, Dwayne Ferguson, and Dennis McKenzie.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Steve Hyke, Steve Swanke, Bud Nottingham, and Hoyd O’Neill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to the First Lutheran School Building Fund or to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma.