September 13, 2013

Peggy Ann Fudge Warnke

The Express-Star

— Peggy Ann Fudge Warnke

Peggy Ann Fudge Warnke died at home, surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.

 Peggy was born in Oklahoma City on October 23, 1940 to Mary Louise and Wilbur Fudge. She grew up in Chickasha, OK, where she actively volunteered and was Executive Director of Sooner Girl Scout Council for 16 years. She married Bill Warnke in 1978, and they enjoyed ranch-life for 20 years.

 Together, they moved to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1999 and Peggy soon became Executive Director of Second Helpings, a local charitable food distribution project. Through Peggy’s dedication and hard work, she helped grow the agency to provide food for the disadvantaged throughout the Lowcountry. She was passionate about the people with whom she worked and the agencies they serve.

 A member of St. Luke’s Church and PEO, Peggy was an energetic grandmother and devoted to her family and friends. She loved the beach, OU Sooners, and entertaining. She had a gift of making others feel special.

 She is survived by her loving husband of thirty-five years, Bill; daughters Gretchen (Ken) Goss of Hilton Head Island, SC, Gennifer (Larry) Crabb of Rush Springs, OK, Paula (Mike) Bowers and Shelley (Robert) Wells of Amarillo, TX; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Kyle Krawtzow.

 Services will be held at St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC at 4 p.m. Friday, September 20.  Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Church or Second Helpings, Inc., P.O. Box 23621, HHI, SC  29925. The family would like to thank Hospice Care of the Lowcountry for their service.