Peggy Elijah, 76

Peggy Elijah, age 76, of Delano, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018.

She was born Oct. 20, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL.

Peggy was united in marriage with Dale Elijah Nov. 23, 1973.

Peggy had overcome a number of health conditions over the years, including tuberculosis at the ages of 10 and 16, breast cancer in 1980, lymph node cancer in 1984, colon cancer in 1990, bone cancer in 1997, and a failed mitral valve in her heart in 2016. Due to surviving these maladies, she was known as Delano’s wonder woman.

She is survived by her husband, Dale; sons Brian and Keith; and daughter Jennifer.

Her ashes will be buried with Dale’s ashes on a family plat in North Dakota.

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