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Peggy Jeanne Coleman Brill, 91, of Marlinton, peacefully passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born March 9, 1929, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Harriett Thompson Coleman and John Henry Coleman. Peggy grew up in Mt. Hope with her three sisters. She loved to dance from a very young age, riding the bus to Beckley for weekly dance lessons. With her beautiful Shirley Temple curls and sweet face, she was once photographed for the cover of the Greyhound Bus Company’s travel magazine. She danced for the rest of her life. She is remembered first and foremost for being a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend to many people. She was a West Virginia public school teacher who was known to be a good listener and confidant by her students, contributing to their education and their lives in many ways. She educated generations of students. Peggy started college at Marshall University and transferred to West Virginia University where her Uncle Bill Thompson could keep an eye on her. She seemed to enjoy the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and dance parties at Marshall more than her studies. Nonetheless, she successfully graduated from WVU as a Social Studies and Secretarial Practice teacher. While at WVU, Peggy met her future husband, James Samuel “Sam” Brill. After meeting Sam, she told her college friends that she’d met the man she would one day marry – setting her cap for that Kappa Alpha man. Peggy married the love of her life […]