Margaret L. Sturch

Margaret L. Sturch, 86, of Peru, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

She was born on March 1, 1933, in Bald Knob, Arkansas to William R. and Edna M. (McAdams) Ross. Prior to retirement, she was self-employed, owning and operating a Personal Maintenance Company. She attended the Peru Church of the Brethren and was a member of the American Business Women’s Association.

She is survived by her children: William K. Sturch (Julie) of Peru, Bruce L. Sturch (Susan) of Colorado, Michael D. Sturch (Carla) of Peru, Brenda L. Linkenhoker (Bruce) of Peru, and David L. Sturch (Siobhan) of Indianapolis. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Maurice Headley and Opie Siler, and sister Ernestine Headley.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the funeral home, with Adam Linkenhoker officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at