Peggy Jo Satterly, age 72, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, April 20, 2020 at her residence.
Peggy was born in Anderson County to the late Eugene and Gladys Catlett Satterly. She was a 1965 graduate of Western High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in business; and retired from the KY State Government.
She is survived by her cousins, Rick (Carol Lee) Hawkins and Larry (Linda) Hawkins, both of Lawrenceburg.
A private service will be held at Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating. A private burial will follow in the Fox Creek Cemetery.
A few words the family would like to share from Peggy's co-workers:
From Scott Sharp, friend and ARC program coordinator:
Please know that whomever reads that I could never express in words how special she was.
Peggy Satterly had a 48 year career with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, spanning 11 governors (Nunn – Bevin). Peggy started her career in the Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing as an Administrative Assistant, and finished in the Office of the Governor, Department for Local Government. During Peggy’s time at DLG she served in several roles, such as Legislative Liaison, Conference Coordinator, and Program Manager. For many years (decades) Peggy served as the Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). In this role I believe she had found her life’s calling. Peggy took great pride in serving in this capacity and no one was more passionate or committed to the ARC Region. We are all lessened with the passing of such a quality lady that was so kind, compassionate an generous to a fault. It’s truly a sad day for all of Kentucky because we have lost someone that was a true Champion for our Commonwealth.
From former DLG Commissioner Tony Wilder:
There are people you encounter in life who have a profound impact on your personal development and in this case your perspective relative to public service. Peggy was one of those people. I’ve never known anyone who was more singularly focused and wholly devoted to serving the executive leadership of state government, her colleagues and the people of this Commonwealth, particularly the people of Appalachia. I was so pleased to hear of her pending return to DLG. I know she was elated at the prospect of contributing again and serving her life’s mission. She leaves a tangible and lasting legacy of “making a difference” for the many that she directly helped through her public service but also through her private generosity to friends in need and causes she believed in. She touched many folks from the Governor’s Mansion, to our nation’s capital and all over Kentucky - Rest in Peace Peggy, you have been a true and faithful servant. We’ll miss ya.
From Olivia Clark, friend and co-worker:
Those of us who work at the Department for Local Government often call it a family. And Peggy was a greatly loved, valued, respected, and honored part of that family. We are all feeling the loss and remembering how she has touched all of our lives. We truly all love her and are grateful for the ways she has impacted our lives, each one on a personal level. We could all tell a story about a time that Peggy helped us - whether work or personal, Peggy was giving and caring to all. Peggy was one of those rare people whose character spoke for itself, and everyone around her admired it.
Peggy had so much knowledge, and cared about doing what was right for her co-workers and her state that she has left a legacy at DLG and many other places. I always told her she should write a book: she had stories of governors and trips to D.C and had seen such changes and history that it would have been a great, and entertaining one. Peggy was a true patriot, and her service and legacy will live on throughout the state and even beyond.
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