LyNell Peek, 68

Mrs. Lynell Peek, age 68 of Clarksville died Friday Nov 18 in Longview from injuries suffered in a Thursday evening automobile accident in Idabel, Oklahoma.

A memorial service and gathering of friends will held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, November 22 in the Chapel of Regency Healthcare and Rehab Center, 2407 W. Main Street, Clarksville, TX 75426.

Mrs. Peek was born March 13, 1943 near Groom, Texas the daughter of Dr John L. and Doris Helen Martin Witt.  She married Ben Peek Jan 8, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She taught English at Mesquite High School for several years before getting her degree in nursing home administration.  She and her husband purchased the Regency Nursing Home in Clarksville shortly after moving back to Red River County in 1984.  She was a former member and officer of Red River General Hospital Board of Directors, and was an active member of the Red River County Democratic Party where she served as chairman for several years.  She was a long time active member and officer of The New Century Club of Clarksville.

She is survived by her husband Ben of Clarksville, a daughter Shannon Peek of Groom, Texas, a son Brent Peek of Clarksville a grandson Tre’ who referred to her as his Nini, and two brothers Dr. Dan Witt of Hoisington, Kansas and  Jay Ross Witt of Alto Texas.

The family has requested no flowers and wish memorials to be made to New Century Club 1401 S Walnut Street, Clarksville, TX 75426.

Thank you dear Lord for everything you’ve given me. Thank you dear Lord for everything you’ve taken away. Thank you dear Lord for everything you left for me

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  1. Gloria Hundley says:

    Ben, I’m so sorry about your loss of Lynell. She was a great lady and worked so hard for the Democratic party and Mark Homer. I’m Gloria who used to talk with you when you called Rep. Mark Homer’s office to talk with Nancy. You will be remembered in my prayers. Sincerely Gloria

  2. Shannon says:

    My sweet momma. No words can express how lost I feel right now. Thank you for my life and all the wonderful “stuff” you put in it!

    Dear Lord I thank you…
    For all you’ve given me,
    For all you’ve taken away
    And for all you left me.

  3. Joyce Stovall says:

    May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort as only he can. She achieved in her lifetime many great things. I know her greatest was being a wife, mother and Nini. I thank God we know where she is and will see her again. But so very sorry for the loss and pain you feel. God Bless you. She is a very beautiful lady.

  4. Merit Cooper says:

    I used to call her MommaNell. We all did. She was a guiding light for me, and I will never forget her.

  5. Mr.& Mrs. Raymond Brown says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shannon and your family. Your family here in Groom are wrapping you in our arms and send our love to you in your time of sorrow. Smile for the memories and love you shared with your Momma. She was a special lady who loved you a lot, and will be watching over you now from Heaven.

  6. Judy DeLaMare says:

    Ben, Shannon and family…I am so sorry for your loss…Lynell will be missed and forever in our hearts. She was a very special lady and loved by many. I will always remember her and have the most highest respect for her. I am so thankful to have known her and worked for her, she always made each her employees feel special and needed…have missed her the last few years…but never forgotten her..I pray that God give you comfort during your time of sorrow…God bless each and every one of you.

  7. JP says:

    LyNelle loved us all, and was loved by all.

  8. Kathy Sue Williams says:

    Ben, Shannon, Brent
    I am extremely sad to read about your loss. My prayers are with you. It was a delight to work @ Regency under LyNell’s direction.
    God Be with each one of you.

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