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BONNE TERRE -- Gaige Benjamin Peery, 19, of Bonne Terre passed away March 9, 2018, at Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born October 20, 1998, in Crystal City. Gaige was a 2017 graduate of North County High School. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. He enjoyed playing video games, animals and working at Imo’s Pizza in Farmington. Gaige was an organ donor. His donation will enhance the lives of over one hundred people through tissue donation and a minimum of five lives through organ donation.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nikola Peery; paternal grandpa, Rick Peery, Sr.; maternal great-grandparents, Benjamin and Annabell Merritt.

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Gaige is survived by his mother, Jennifer (Gerstenschlager) Michel; father, Richard Peery, Jr.; five siblings, Destiny Peery, Chance Peery, Haeven Peery, Gracsyn Peery and Sophia Peery; maternal grandparents, David and Connie Macklin; paternal grandmother, Caroline Barton; paternal grandfather, Robbie Dunlap; two uncles, David and Sheila Gerstenschlager and James and Andrea Barton; two aunts, Prudence Peery and Crystal Mercer. Many special cousins also survive.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 3 p.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Rev. James Merritt officiating. Memorials may be made to the family to cover medical and funeral expenses. View obituary and share condolences online at

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