Peggy Chote














A celebration of life will be held on February 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM for Peggy Chote, at the Watson & Sons Funeral Home, who peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Yantis, Texas. She was born March 7, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to J.E. and Bessie Tyre. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Waston & Sons Funeral Home. 


Peggy was working at Southwest Tablet when she met her beloved husband, Richard. Richard and Peggy married January 11, 1966 and moved to Shelby County in 1972 to start their life together with their daughter, Rejeana. Their love for each other was unwavering, they couldn't have been a more perfect match. They loved and supported each other and showed everyone what true love really is. They opened the first donut shop in Center, Texas, then went on to open Center Printing Co. and ran it for 12 years before retiring at their home in Shelbyville, Texas.


Peggy played a large part in teaching her entire family the importance of being honest, having integrity, working hard and loving and cherishing family. She was never one to let you walk in her house without offering something to eat.


She enjoyed spending her time playing games with her family, traveling (Her brother James went with them many times), sewing, crafting, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family, which was the most important to her. Hours of stories could be told from all of the adventures she shared while traveling with the love of her life. Their adventures come from thousands of miles of travel across the United States in their R.V., which included multiple visits to Alaska.


Peggy was a loving, kind, fun, and feisty person with a big heart, who truly loved life. She fought for many years with Alzheimer's and cancer until the Lord called her to rejoice with her beloved and missed friends and family.


Peggy was proceeded in death by parents; husband, Richard A. Chote; brothers, James E. Tyre Jr. and Charles W. Tyre.


Peggy is survived by daughters Sheila A. Harris and husband, Gordon Harris of East Tawakoni, Texas and Rejeana D. Littles and Fiancé, John Jeansonne of Yantis; sister, Linda Stroope of Huxley, Texas; four grandchildren, Bryan Bishop, Monica Barrington, Cory Littles and Kacie Arriaga; six great-grandchildren, Crystal Sallings, Deanna & Jacob Barrington, McKynlee Hilton and Brooke & Brayden Bishop; three great great - grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


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