Peggy Ann (Herron) Govey, better known as “Pia,” 73, of East Liverpool reunited with the Lord and her husband Tom on August 30, 2020 at 10:51pm. She passed at her home peacefully surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
Peg was born November 15, 1946, in East Liverpool and grew up in Pughtown, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Nora “Betty” Herron.
Peg was in the first graduating class from Oak Glen High School in 1964 and continued to play a key role in her class reunion committee throughout the years. She was employed through the years as a beautician, sales representative for Buckeye Barns and Howard Reality, and worked in the trucking industry in various capacities for 34 years, retiring as a Log Analyst from Murray Trucking in East Liverpool. Her drivers more commonly referred to her as the “Log Cop.” She was involved in a variety of community service projects over the years including Campfire, working with the Veterans and the Moving Wall project, at the local county fairs as a gate worker, and a Sunday School teacher. Peg was a member of the Beechwood Free Methodist Church. Over the years, she was an avid collector of owls, West Virginia memorabilia, and red truck décor, but her biggest and most treasured items were her teddy bears. Peg captured important moments in the lives of her family and friends all year long on her calendars and then spent every January transferring those memories to the new year’s calendar. She was always on the hunt for gizmos and gadgets to make life a little easier that her family frequently laughed about, but then were the first to borrow those gizmos and gadgets when we found ourselves in a jam. Her passion and most favorite pastime was spending time with her four grandchildren whom she loved and spoiled as much as possible. She attended their school programs, first days of school, sporting events, plays, and anything that they participated in she made it a priority to be there. She was fondly known by her grandchildren especially, but also to other family and friends as “Pia.” Pia will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and contagious laughter. She touched the lives of many and will be missed in countless ways.
Peg is survived by her two children Dianna Delposen and her husband Randy of East Liverpool and Tom Govey and his wife Yolanda of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. Her two brothers Milton “Pete” Herron and his wife Suzanne of Modesto, California, and William “Bill” Herron and his wife Sheila of Indian Trail, North Carolina. Her four grandchildren Morgan and Clayton Delposen and Samantha and Courtney Govey; brother in-law, Tim Govey and his wife, Jamie of Colliers, along with all her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, September 4th for family and friends to call from 11-1PM at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester, followed by a private service per family request due to COVID-19. Burial will be at Locust Hill in West Virginia.
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