Peggy Jean Wales

02/08/1935 - 03/18/2022


Obituary For Peggy Jean Wales

Peggy Jean Wales
Feb. 8, 1935-March 18, 2022

Peggy Jean Wales, 87, Altoona, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care after an extended illness.
She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Charles and Violet (Nash) Rhoades. Peggy married Jesse L. Wales, Sr. on June 11, 1955, he preceded her in death on October 14, 2013.
Peggy is survived by a son, Robert Wales and a daughter, Lisa Ann Frank (Bill), both of Altoona; a sister-in-law, Arlene Weymer and brother-in-law, Donald Perry and her dog, Kinsey.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse L. Wales, Jr. on June 25, 1981; sisters: Linda Perry and Meline Ciambotti; Peggy was the last surviving member of her family.
She enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.
Friends will be received from 6-8 pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in the Stevens Memorial Chapel with Pastor Douglas McGaffin. Interment will be held at Alto Reste Cemetery.
The family requests that contributions be made in Peggy’s memory to: Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa. 16602 or online:
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 03/19/2022

    I grew up playing with her daughter, Lisa. My brother wa s friends with her son, Jessie. Mrs. Wales was kind and nurturing. She taught me how to play 500 Rummy when I was a kid, and also how to blow a bubble inside a bubble with gum. When they moved out of my neighborhood to a more rural setting. My brother took fireworks down to their place one July 4th. Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God to grant you His peace and comfort. Love, Melodie

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Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason