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Peggy Ann (Waller) Clute

August 6, 1945 — February 17, 2023

Peggy Ann (Waller) Clute

Peggy Ann (Waller) Clute was born in Madison County, Texas on August 6, 1945, to James Robert Waller and Burney Mae (Richards) Waller. She grew up on a dairy in North Zulch, Texas and was honored as Dairy Day Queen and 4-H Sweetheart in her youth.

Peggy strongly advocated for higher education. She established The Robert Waller Family Scholarship to recognize outstanding achievements in academics and sports, which is awarded to the graduating senior on the North Zulch women's varsity basketball team with the highest GPA who plans to attend an accredited college. Peggy's father, Robert Waller, served on the school board in North Zulch. He and his wife, Burney Mae, had three daughters who attended North Zulch schools and were active in sports, especially basketball. Their daughter, Peggy Waller, earned outstanding honors as a member of the basketball and volleyball teams and graduated as valedictorian from North Zulch High School. Robert Waller and Peggy Waller Clute believed it was of primary importance to obtain an education and recognized the value of team sports to teach individuals to work together to achieve the team's goals in a supportive, trusting atmosphere. The Robert Waller Family Scholarship was established to honor their lifelong commitments to education and athletics.

Peggy married Donald Ray "Buddy" Clute in 1964, was married for fifty-four years, and lived most of her life in Madisonville, Texas. After the death of her husband in 2018, she moved to New Braunfels to be near her daughters and grandchildren. She died at home with her daughters in New Braunfels on February 17, 2023.

Peggy was very active in girls' sports as her daughters attended Madisonville schools. She and her husband were coaches for Little Dribblers teams and the champion Daydreamers softball team in 1978. They were proud parents and never missed a school event. In later years, Peggy enjoyed attending her grandchildren's events.

Peggy retired from The Bank of Madisonville after forty-four years in banking. She graduated from McKenzie Baldwin Business College in Bryan and originally started working as a teller in a bank. She held positions of increasing responsibility over the years and ultimately retired as vice president. The photograph in the obituary was taken in 1982 when she was promoted to Assistant Vice President of First City National Bank of Madisonville. Peggy considered her customers and co-workers as part of her family.

Peggy was voracious reader and an expert seamstress, quilter, crocheter, knitter, artisan, and baker. In her later years, she sewed dozens of intricate, creative quilts for her family and read books until the time of her death.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray "Buddy" Clute; both of her parents; and sister, Bobbie Jean Waller Venable. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Waller Hayes of Conroe, Texas; daughters, Lisa Clute of Austin, Texas, and Jennifer Clute Ivy of New Braunfels, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew Ivy and Mackenzie Ivy; son-in-law, John Ivy; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

We will honor Peggy's life at Park Cemetery in Madisonville on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1 P.M. Peggy loved yellow roses and, due to her commitment to higher education, she would have been honored by support of The Robert Waller Family Scholarship. Donations may be made to the North Zulch Independent School District, P.O. Box 158, North Zulch, Texas 77872.

Pallbearers: Tol Nash, Les Rush, Dave Bowles, Kent Skiles, David Grimmer, John Ivy

Honorary Pallbearer: Don Dean

Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

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Park Cemetery

Spur 104, TX 77864

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