Peggy Joe (Pauley) Hardy was born September 14, 1955, to Merle and Carmelita (Lustgraff) Pauley in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was raised in Missouri Valley. Peggy married Larry Hardy on June 21, 1975, in Missouri Valley. The couple lived in Woodbine. Peggy worked at Rose Vista Nursing Home as the head cook. She also worked at Foodland, Energique and as a waitress at Bob's Café. Peggy enjoyed playing darts with her nephew, Shaun. She also enjoyed cleaning houses, but more importantly visiting with the people of the houses she cleaned.
Peggy died on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 60 years, three months, and one day.
Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Hardy; niece, Heather Wakehouse; and parents-in-law, Harold and Anna Hardy. She is survived by her husband, Larry Hardy of Woodbine, Iowa; daughter, Jenny Hardy of Woodbine, Iowa; parents, Merle and Carmelita Pauley of Missouri Valley, Iowa; four sisters, Patty (Rick) Williams of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Pam Reynolds of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Phyllis (Stuart) Karlin of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Penny (Todd) Holst of Converse, Texas; three brothers, Lawrence Pauley of Missouri Valley, Iowa, LaVerne Pauley of Carroll, Iowa, Lenny (Sandy) Pauley of Denison, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.