The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, May. 18, 2022

Peggy L. Fortney

Peggy L. Fortney, 78, of Convoy, died at 11:53 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ind.

She was born May 26, 1932, in Culp, Ill., the daughter of the late Cyrus and Lula (Roberts) Cranor. On August 19, 1952, she married Harold B. Fortney, who survives in Convoy.

Other survivors include a daughter, Ilona (Ed) Welker of Convoy; two sons, Jody Fortney of Ashland and Michael (Jennifer) Fortney of Crawfordsville, Ind.; two sisters, Jean (Elmer) Britton of Marengo, Ill., and Patricia (Roger) Richardson of Greys Lake, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A brother, Jack Cranor, and one sister, Aileen Atterbury, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 28, at Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church near Convoy, with the Rev. Wayne Kargas officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.

Calling hours are 1-5 p.m. Sunday, February 27, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert and an hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials: Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at

POSTED: 02/25/11 at 4:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries