Essie Perigen, 85 of Stewart, TN was born to eternal life on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Diversicare of Dover. She was born August 2, 1931 in Stewart Co, TN daughter of the late Joe and Mary Ann Elizabeth Harris Stout. She lived many years in Collinsville, IL from 1954 to 1968 before returning to Tennessee. Essie was a retired machinist and restaurant worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Franklin Perigen, son, Walter Franklin Perigen, two infant brothers and one infant sister and son in law, David Wolf. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Wolf, North Prairie, WI, very special daughter in law, Jacquelyn Perigen, Stewart, TN, grandchildren, Jaysen (Ryoko) Wolf, North Prairie, WI, Danyell Alger (Stephen), Junction City, WI, Sarah (David) Keator, Stewart, TN, James (Cassie) Perigen, Clarksville, TN, great grandchildren, Maxwell Alger, Maya Alger, Noah Gonzales, Gabriel Gonzales, Aika Wolf and Kazutake Wolf, sisters, Josephine Whitehead, Geneva (Daniel) Smith, Gladys Wallace, all of Dover, TN and further survived by relatives and friends in Tennessee and Collinsville, IL. Essie was a very devoted daughter caring for her parents in their older years. A loving grandma and great grandma. She loved gardening, especially flowers and spent many hours tending them until she was no longer able. An excellent cook, she will be fondly remembered for her chicken and dumplings, dressing and famous pineapple upside down cake. Memorial services will be held at Anglin Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 am until the hour of services. Interment will be at the Wofford Cemetery.