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Peggy Ruth (Gossett) Owens

September 23, 1937 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Peggy Owens Obituary

Sinton - Peggy Ruth Gossett Owens, age 86, passed away on January 13, 2024, from a stroke. 

Peggy was born September 23, 1937, in Sinton Texas to parents W. Hearshal Gossett and Ethel (McCammon) Gossett.  She married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Sliva, on June 25, 1954.  Together they had four children – Connie, Terry, Grady, and Randy Sliva.  Glenn preceded her in death in 1969.

Peggy was born and raised and lived her lifetime in Sinton. She took great pride in being from Sinton and felt deeply connected to her community.  When her children were young, she was involved in 4-H, Boy Scouts and Little League.  Over the years she participated in many organizations, most recently serving as a member of the Sinton Museum and Tuesday Quilter’s Group.  She attended First Baptist Church in Sinton.  She was an Avon representative for many years and took pride in her small business.  Later she worked at WalMart, cutting fabric, and helping others plan their craft projects. 

Peggy, or “Memaw” as she was called by her grandchildren, rarely sat still.  She sewed, embroidered, quilted, did puzzles, propagated violets, and tended to her rock garden, flower beds, potted plants and bird feeders.  She showed her love through handmade gifts and food – especially homemade cookies, an unlimited supply of candy, popcorn balls at Halloween for the neighborhood, her version of kolaches, and delicious scratch-made meals for her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents: W. Hearshal Gossett and Ethel McCammon Gossett;       siblings: Dorothy Gossett Pool, Hearshal Gosset, Jr., Hugh Gossett and Betty Gossett Younts;              sons: Grady Sliva and Randy Sliva;  Grandson: Jacob Sliva.

Peggy is survived by two children: Connie Sliva Wilson (Dana) and Terry Sliva (Carol); six grandchildren: Rhonda Wilson Williamson (Travis), Justin Mac Wilson (Stacey), K’Layn Brown (Patrick), Kobi Smith (Ruston), and Gage Sliva; eight great-grandchildren: Shyla, Hunter, Elizabeth, Kase, Keagan, Abbi, Layton, and Atley; and best friend: Norman Teltschik.

Please join us in celebrating Peggy’s life on Saturday, January 20, 2024.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM at the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. A Funeral Service will follow, 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sinton Cemetery, Sinton, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Dana Wilson, Mac Wilson, Patrick Brown, Ruston Smith, Gage Sliva and Travis Williamson.

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January 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Interment following funeral service
January 20, 2024

Sinton Cemetery
700 Cemetery Rd
Sinton, TX 78387


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