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Peggy Jo Fortune

June 17, 1959 — July 9, 2023

Peggy Jo Fortune, 64 of Tipton and formerly of Windfall passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at IU Health Tipton. She was born in Tipton on June 17, 1959 to Jesse R. & Etta Wilma (Ryan) McKay. On March 18, 2000 she married Ron Fortune and he survives.

Peggy was a wife, homemaker, grandmother, and great-grandmother to name just a few of the hats she wore. She attended Tri-Central High School. She enjoyed trying her luck at the casinos. Peggy also was always on the search for a bargain at flea markets and garage sales. She loved her family and took great pride in their accomplishments. Peggy loved to hear about what was going on in their lives and just being close to all of her family during their family gatherings.

Survivors besides her husband Ron include four children, Bruce O’Neal Jr. and wife Regan of Windfall, Heather Williams and husband Gregory of Windfall, Christina Jenkins and husband Craig of McCordsville, and Christy Fortune of Speedway; seven siblings, Tim McKay and wife Kerry of Atlanta, Joyce Lee of Windfall, Chuck McKay and wife Kathy of Maryville, Tennessee, Randy McKay and wife Carol of Kokomo, Larry McKay of London, Kentucky, Ronnie McKay of Marion, Bill McKay and wife Kim of Fairmount.

Peggy is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, Corbin O’Neal and wife Sarah, Carmyne Fanning and girlfriend Allyssa Haalek, Trezdon O’Neal and wife Caylee, Kaleb Causey and wife Nicole, Quintin McCloud, Keaton McCloud, Kiryn Jenkins, Kameron Jenkins, McKenna Jenkins, Zariah Williams, Gregory Williams, Jondell Williams, and Jeramiah Williams; three great-grandchildren, Penelope O’Neal, Isla O’Neal, and Brex O’Neal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Etta; siblings, James Harold Ryan, Doris, Maryetta, Cathy, and Pat.

Peggy made the choice to be a donor after death. Her tissue donations will help many people after her death just as she helped many during her life. Online condolence may be made on her obituary page at

Funeral services will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Windfall. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 until the time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, PO Box 3356, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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