Peg Pillar was always the life of the party, said her son, Brian Pillar.
In her younger days, she and her friends belonged to a monthly dance club. Then the family became involved in the Elks lodge, where she was always planning an activity, he said.
She was known for her “Bag Lady” routine that she would adapt for any situation, he said.
“She was always organizing a fashion show or a luau,” Brian Pillar said. “She always had something up her sleeve and always had a joke and a smile.”
Margaret “Peg” Pillar, 92, of Crown Point and formerly of Gary, died Nov. 6. She was retired from the Lake County Convalescent Home and had been past president of the Vivian Society of Hobart Elks 1162. She was a 1939 graduate of Emerson High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pillar.
Pillar raised her six children, and also had nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
“Keeping all of us in line was a full-time job for her,” Brian Pillar said.
She was always generous and giving, putting everyone else before herself, he said.
She was proud of those who served in the military, including her husband and several of her children.
“Family always came first, and she did everything she could for her family,” he said. “If anyone, friend or family, needed a hand, she was always there. Everyone who knew her liked her.”