Peggy Norman Lober, age 85, went to be with her Lord Monday, April 3, 2023.
Born August 14th, 1937, in Coatesville, PA, to the late Dan L. and Jessie D. Norman, she graduated from Chester High in 1955 and higher education at East Stroudsburg State College in 1959 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.
Peggy met Jack, her husband of 61 years, when they began their teaching and coaching careers at Chichester high school in 1960. They married in 1961 and moved to Delaware in 1967.
Peggy was passionate about teaching elementary school PE, coaching, and outdoor activities. She was known for her Olympic-like field days and her creative approach to the standard PE curriculum, utilizing parachutes, music, marching, scooters, square dancing, and rope climbing. Her elementary school teaching classes were well known throughout the Brandywine school district.
After retiring from her career in education, she ventured to teach gymnastics at the Brandywine YMCA. After becoming a grandmother, Peggy dawned a new name, “Mumsie.” Being a grandmother was one of her greatest joys. Her favorite part was spoiling her grandkids with her husband, Jack. They went to every game, recital, and concert from preschool thru college.
Mumsie loved God, Jack, family, friends, the beach, cooking, holidays, gardening, interior design, traveling, nature, camping, the ocean, bird watching, sewing, reading, and tea parties.
Early in life, Peggy found Jesus at the Young Life ministries, which led her to Faith Baptist Church in Brookhaven and finally to Brandywine Valley Church. She taught Sunday School, helped in the nursery, played piano, taught adult exercise classes, and led bible studies in her home.
Peggy was an avid sports fan, following everything from Olympic Ice skating and Gymnastics to all the Philadelphia sports teams. In the last year, she watched the Union, Phillies, and Eagles all making finals appearances. She never missed an Olympic event or a single regular season game. Peggy loved fiercely and had an unconditional love for humanity. She was the champion of the underdog. She was kind, caring, and compassionate.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband Jack. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Lober; a son, Richard Lober and his wife Bonnie; grandsons, Austin and Shane Oakes and Richie Lober; granddaughters, Taylor Matthews and her husband Jake and Krysti Lober; a sister-in-law, Shirley Norman and a brother-in-law, Edward Burton. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Joe Norman and a sister, Patti Burton.
A celebration of Mumsie, Peggy Lober’s life will be held on April 27, 2023 at Brandywine Valley Church, 7 Mount Lebanon Rd, Wilmington DE 19803. Visitation will be at 10-11am with a service beginning at 11am. A luncheon will follow and is open to all. Mumsie’s family thank our extended family and friends for your prayers, love, and support. Burial will be private.
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