Roumilda Marie (Allerellie) Pegram, 93 of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Princeton, IN on October 23, 1926. She was one of three children born to John and Julianna “Annie” (Liebentritt) Allerellie. Roumilda graduated from Princeton High School in 1944. She married her beloved high school sweetheart, Robert “Bob” Pegram, on June 20, 1946. They have one daughter, Linda (Pegram) Martin. Roumilda worked as a machine operator at Potter and Brumfield for 37 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a member of Daughters of Isabella.
Roumilda lived a full life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, godmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Her grandchildren were an integral part of her life and she adored all of them and their accomplishments throughout life. She earned the name, “Nanny” over 50 years ago by her eldest grandson and was referred to this by many. She was the matriarch of her family and had a spunky personality that influenced those all around her. Nanny created lasting family traditions such as preparing Sunday dinners for her family each week. She enjoyed hosting family holidays throughout her life. She also enjoyed years of dancing with her husband at the Executive Inn, playing cards where she hosted weekly bridge club, crocheting countless afghans, being involved in all of her grandchildren’s activities, and attending Sunday Mass.
Roumilda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, brother Bernard Allerellie, sister Frances “Fanny” Bilderback, and two grandsons Patrick and Chris Martin.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ralph Martin, grandchildren, Kyle (Shelly) Martin, Kent (Mikala) Martin, Kimberly Davis, and Shannon Lake; great grandchildren, Zach, Alyssa, Kaylee, Brady, Cain (Gretchen), Brooks, and Braylen Martin, Adriana, Hunter, Haley, and Ashtyn Davis, Kylie, Kierstyn, and Kynlee Lake and great-great grandchildren, Madalyn and Ryker Martin, brother-in-law, Chuck (Donna) Pegram, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Golden Living Center Woodlands, where her granddaughter worked. They provided exemplary care over the last two years.
Roumilda will be laid to rest in a private family service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Father Brian Emmick as celebrant. Colvin Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and is honored to serve the Pegram family. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in honor of Roumilda at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.
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