Calvin E. Pegram, 80, Waverly: Feb. 10, 1937 – Feb. 19, 2017

WAVERLY, Kan. – Calvin E. Pegram, 80, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Feb. 10, 1937, in Eldred, Ill., the son of Clinton and Bessie Bushnell Pegram.

Calvin had lived in Quenemo, Kan., for many years before moving to Waverly, Kan., in 2006.

Calvin graduated from high school in Carrollton, Ill., and then served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1963. He served in the 90th Field Maintenance Squadron at Forbes Air Force Base and then the 576th Strategic Missile Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He worked as a union carpenter in construction for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 61 in Kansas City and Local 1445 in Topeka, Waverly American Legion Post 119, and the Quenemo United Methodist Church.

On Feb. 8, 1957, Calvin was married to Patty Meiers, in Quenemo.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Patty, of the home; his four children, Steve (Ronda) Pegram, of Silver Lake, Kan., Tim Pegram, Quenemo, Pam (Jerry) Rice, Waverly, and Jill (Scott) Stevenson, Vassar, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Waverly American Legion Post 119 or the Marais des Cygnes Valley High School for a technical education scholarship, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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