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Margaret Kelly Deputy

November 22, 1942 — June 21, 2021

Margaret Kelly Deputy

Margaret “Peggy” Kelly Deputy, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021 surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 22, 1942 to Mark and Mary (Johnson) Kelly in Paducah, Kentucky.

Peggy was raised in Indianapolis where she attended Cathedral and St. Joan of Arc schools followed by St. Agnes Academy.  She attended Saint Mary of the Woods College, Terre Haute (class of ’64) before leaving to enter the novitiate of the Sisters of Providence.  Upon leaving the order, Peggy began working in the early computer industry with Honeywell Systems.  After marrying her husband, who was active duty Army, Peggy lived in several locations including, Colorado, Germany, and Virginia.

In addition to raising her family and working full time at the American Banker’s Association, Peggy, at the age of 54, decided to finish her bachelor’s degree through her alma mater’s new ‘Woods External Degree’ program, one of the first on-line degree programs ever offered.

Upon retirement, Peggy returned to Indianapolis where she was able to commit her volunteer efforts to her beloved Saint Mary of the Woods College.  Over the years, Peggy served as Chair of the Alumni Board Advancement Committee (2014-2019), as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors (2013-2019), and as Class of 1964 Agent (2012-2015).

Peggy was an avid genealogist, quilter, and cross-stitcher.  She had no greater love than for her family and was an adored Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. 

Peggy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tom Deputy; sons, Thomas "Tad" (Kelly) Deputy and Tim (Karen) Deputy; daughter, Bridget (Patrick) Sullivan; 6 grandchildren, Abigail, Eleanor, Jeb, Louisa, Hugh and Olivia; and siblings, Martha Anderson, John Kelly, Mary Beth Lederhos, and Ned Kelly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Hugh Kelly.

Services will be held at Noon, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN 46037.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Woods Fund, General Scholarships, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Office of Advancement, PO Box 70, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 (; or Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 ( 


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