December 28, 1955 ~ July 26, 2020

Born in: Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in: Akron, OH

Margaret “Peggy” Bingham, from Bath, died the morning of July 26th, 2020 at the age of 64 (born December 28, 1955). She lost her third battle with breast cancer after 28 years. The family is not gobsmacked. She is survived by her husband Mike, son Todd, and son TJ; mother Mary Eleanor Rankin, sister Kate (Mike) Hearn, brother Charles (Kathleen) Rankin, sister Ellen (Matt) Mitchell, sister-in-law Amy (Joe) Bilardo.

Peggy was a valued member of St. Victor parish in Richfield, a former staff member at Walsh Jesuit High School, former adjunct professor at University of Akron, and avid quilter. She spent the majority of her free time advocating and volunteering in breast cancer cure efforts. She lived everyday as if it were a gift and her contagious smile will be missed. Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Akron General who helped Peggy in her battle. During this time Dr. John Petrus and his staff worked along with Peggy, even when she was persnickety. The entire families quality of life with Peggy was significantly improved with their assistance.

There will be no services during this pandemic. A delayed memorial service may be held later in the year. Peggy would not want to put anyone’s health at risk.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. My heart goes out to the family. A loss for all who knew her. Her always upbeat attitude, graciousness to all her students and the smile that went along with her “okey dokey” will always be remembered. 😢🙏🏼🌹

  2. Our world has lost a kind, caring, compassionate, talented and courageous lady. She could light up a room with her smile, making everyone there feel welcome and special. We’ll miss you Peg. My deepest sympathy to her family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. We are sorry for your loss. Peggy was always focused and determined to do the right thing. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She is definitely an angel in heaven watching over her family.

  4. I am so sorry Mike, T J, and Tod, you are in my prayers. Peg was a dear friend who always brought a beautiful smile and laughter into the room. I so enjoyed my last visit with Peg sitting in the sun room chatting about everything with her. I can see her “walking into the arms of Jesus” with that beautiful smile!

  5. Peg will be missed by everyone who’s life she touched. God Speed my friend, until we meet again in heaven. Mike, Tod and T.J. I will be praying for the entire family.


  6. There’s a lot I’ll miss about you, but one thing that has always crossed my mind every time I was online was you saying if we were playing games or scrolling on the internet we weren’t getting enough sewing done. That thought crossed my mind a lot! And I would sigh and think how right you are and I would go sew. Peace and love to your family. My heart aches for their loss. Peg was one of the brightest lights I ever had the honor of calling friend.

  7. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I met Peg through the quilting world. I ordered her Lent pattern and it started a friendship I will remember her smile and her love for mankind. Peg always complimented my quilting and sent me many books from her library for me to continue teaching my students. Thanks Peg❤️❤️Theresa from Birmingham Alabama

  8. Great childhood memories of Peggy while growing up on Mountain Park Dr. Peggy was a blast & very cute! I had a crush on her. So sorry to all the Rankin family & to her husband & children. May your happy memories always stay fresh & with you. Rick

  9. My contact with Peg was when she judged our annual quilt show. I didn’t know her well but I could tell that she was a wonderful person, kind, fun, loving, and inspiring. We will miss her.

  10. Peg first caught my attention (and a lot of others as well) as she roller skated in the college dorm hallways, her infectious laugh ringing out, in 1974. She has been a solid friend ever since, despite the distance that precluded regular visits. I loved her, and knew she loved me too. Few people I have known to date hold a candle to her gracious, kind, inquisitive and loving nature, especially in the face of the health battles she experienced for all the time I knew her (remember endometriosis?) She called on me when she needed, and I relied on her at others. So Mike, Tod & TJ, I share your sorrow, and applaud your resilience and use of fabulous vocabulary in sharing the news of her passing.

  11. Peggy joined our class at the Elms HS and was immediately a leader. She was the universal ambassador! When I think of her, words like “boundless energy”, “endless enthusiasm” and “infectious laugh” are what come to mind. She was warm and welcoming to all- her shining light will be deeply missed. My condolences to her family.

  12. I had the pleasure of being acquainted with Peggy throughout my years hear in Akron in two different retail establishments where I worked and she was a customer. She stood out in my memory because she was always friendly, full of life and had a contagious smile. All of this continued even through times of great challenge.
    My husband and I send our condolences to her husband, Mike, and family and friends. This community has benefited with her presence.

  13. I am so sad that Peggy lost the battle. I’ll never forget her smile while helping at Ceder Lakes Quilting Camp. She will certainly be missed by many.

  14. I am sad. But I know she’s found the quilting circles in heaven and her bobbin will never be empty again.

  15. Peg had such a warm spirit and gave the best hugs! I loved taking quilt classes from Peg. She surely is resting in God’s presence now. I am so sorry for your loss.

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