Peyton Elizabeth Chilton

April 10, 2000 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 20)


     Peyton Elizabeth Chilton, 20, of Clive, Iowa passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2020.  A visitation will be held Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee.  Celebration of Life Services will be private but will be live-streamed and can be viewed starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 or anytime thereafter at:  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peyton Chilton Memorial Fund, c/o People's Bank, 1185 SE University Avenue, Waukee, IA 50263 or directed/sent to the family.

     Peyton was a 2018 graduate of Waukee High School and a third- year student at Iowa State University majoring in Apparel Design and Merchandising with plans to continue in the Master’s program and dreams to become a buyer for a large nation-wide department store.   Peyton was a kind and generous person, with a smile that filled the room.   She was a true girly girl with a flair for fashion.  She loved putting various pieces of clothing and accessories together to create just the right outfit.   Peyton was the perfect combination of sweetness with a sprinkling of sassiness and was still a kid at heart.   Her witty, dry sense of humor filled the house with laughter as she had the uncanny ability to time a comment at exactly the right moment.    She was the fiercest, most determined girl with the best belly-laugh and sun kissed freckles in the summer.  She was our Pooh Bear, our punkie pie, and her mom’s baby doll. 

      In her free time Peyton enjoyed spending time with friends and her family, watching movies, Disney and reality television shows, doing puzzles, crafts and cooking.   This Hawkeye fan turned Cyclone girl enjoyed college football games and tailgating.  Her true love was vacationing with her parents and sister, especially at the beach.  She was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority at ISU and found a long lasting group of friends in her sorority sisters and roommates. 

      Peyton is survived by her parents, Kellee Chilton of Clive, IA and Allan Chilton (Angela) of Urbandale, IA, sister Madeline Chilton of Cedar Falls, IA, grandparents Lowell and Carolyn Wiele of Chariton, IA and Paul and Phyllis Chilton of Chariton, IA, her special friend Christopher Laffey of Des Moines, IA, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Her numerous friends and sorority sisters also held a special place in her heart.  

      Although she is no longer with us, we know she is with the Lord, living eternal life and looking down upon all of us with a huge smile.  She was a gift that blessed everyone she touched for 20 years.  Peyton, we love you to the moon and back infinity times!

To send flowers to Peyton's family, please visit our floral store.


October 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services
80 NE Dartmoor Drive
Waukee, IA 50263

Private Services

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services
80 NE Dartmoor Drive
Waukee, IA 50263


Peyton Chilton Memorial Fund; c/o People's Bank
1185 SE University Avenue, Waukee IA 50263

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