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Peggy Ann (Steward) Stroh, past Governor

Stroh, Peggy Ann (nee Steward) passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born July 9, 1933.

Beloved wife of the late Gene E. Stroh; loving mother of Karen (Dan) Moenkhoff, Sandra (David) Lee, and Erich (Barbara) Stroh; sister of Warren C. (Darlene) Steward; dear grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend.

Peggy was past Governor Mayflower Society of Missouri, past President Magna Charta Dames, active member of DAR, Sappington House Foundation and Scottish Rite Women’s Club.

Services: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10:00 am followed by graveside services at St. Lucas UCC, 11735 Denny Road (63126). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Walker Scottish Rite Clinic, 650 Maryville University Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 or to a charity of one’s choice.  

John L. Ziegenhein & Son Funeral Homes, Peggy Stroh obituary, accessed 2 Aug 2022


“He was in a shipwreck. He was at Jamestown. He was on the Mayflower. And maybe, just maybe, he’s in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Stephen Hopkins was the only passenger on the Mayflower who had previously been to the Americas. Eleven years before the Mayflower landed in what is now Massachusetts, Hopkins sailed aboard the Sea Venture, a ship bound for Jamestown, VA that was blown off-course by a hurricane and wrecked in Bermuda. Among Hopkins’s fellow passengers on the Sea Venture was William Strachey, a poet and playwright whose account of the ill-fated voyage may have inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest.”

You can read more at Shakespeare Unlimited: Epsiode 163

You can watch the video “Stephano” on Hit and Run History or on Vimeo (fees apply).

We also recommend that you read the book Here Shall I Die Ashore: Stephen Hopkins: Bermuda Castaway, Jamestown Survivor, and Mayflower Pilgrim by Caleb Johnson.

Ann McReynolds, Recording Secretary and Joan McCready, Webmaster
Missouri Mayflower Society