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Tamara “Tammy” Jean Cady, 58, of Longwood, FL, formerly of Keokuk, IA, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA.
She was born on May 22, 1953 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Sam and Virginia Wedel Cady. She married Gary Peevler in June of 1974 and they later divorced.
She graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1971. Tammy was a Charter Member of Little Feathers at KHS.
She had been a resident of Longwood, FL for the past fourteen years where she owned and operated Tammy’s Cleaning Service. When she lived in Keokuk she had been employed at Beef Bread and Brew and the Keokuk Gas Company.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Tammy’s grandson, Jordan, was the pride and joy of her life and her greatest enjoyment was watching him play baseball and karate. Tammy was a people person and enjoyed visiting with people. She was always thinking of others and willing to help them in any way she could. Tammy loved decorating for the holidays, not just at Christmas, but at all the holidays throughout the year.
She is survived by her daughter, Haley Peevler Hall and her husband Jason of Longwood, FL, her grandson, Jordan Hall of Longwood, FL, her father, Sam Cady of Keokuk, IA, one sister, Janyce Blankenship and her husband James, of Fayetteville, AR, one nephew, Ryan Blankenship and his wife Lindsey of Denver, CO, one niece, Jada Blankenship of Denver, CO and Tammy’s special friend, J.A. Jurgens of Longwood, FL and his daughter, Amanda.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Arns, her grandparents, Perry Cady, Verona and Willie Gatton and William and Myrtle Cruze, two uncles, Frank “Butch” Cady and Allison Wedel and two aunts, Mildred Gouty and Mabel Childers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Brother Bill Hauser officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with the family meeting with friends from 7 – 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Jordan T. Hall Education Fund and left at Vigen Memorial Home or mailed to KSB Bank, 501 Main Street, Keokuk, IA 52632.