Naomi Ruth Peachey, 95, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg, where she had been a resident since January.
She was born February 18, 1922, in Aspers, a daughter of the late Raymond Shenk and Mary Jane (Doerr) Mayer. On Dec. 14, 1942, she married Christian C. Peachey who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2002, breaking a marital union just short of 60 years.
Naomi graduated from Biglerville High School in 1941.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at Rock Oak Family Restaurant.
Naomi enjoyed gardening, attending sewing circle with her church friends, and knitting leprosy bandages for MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). She cooked and entertained many friends and family on a regular basis. People still comment on her roast beef and her tasty pies.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth W. Peachey and C. David and Carol A. Peachey, all of Mifflinburg, and John and Naomi Peachey, of Turbotville; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Ruth Ann Eby, of Hagerstown, Md., Mary C. Graybill and Ellen L. and Karl B. Forsythe, all of Mifflinburg, Teresa L. and Marlin Martin, of Strasburg, Ellen L. and Karl B. Forsythe and Janice E. and Craig Egli, all of Mifflinburg, and Lenora J. "Lennie" and Rodney "Buck" Smith, of Lewisburg; 35 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren with one on the way; and one daughter-in-law, Emily L. Peachey, of Elkton, Va.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Clarence, Glenn, and Walter; six sisters, Blanche, Ethel, Helen, Anna Lois, Marian, and Doris; one daughter, Ida Mae; one son, Thomas E. Peachey; two daughters-in-law, Jacquita (Englehart) Peachey and Brenda (Metzler) Peachey; two sons-in-law, Lewis Eby and Hubart Graybill; aone grandson, Ryan Schlegel; and one great-granddaughter, Jenae Graybill.
At Naomi's request, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Naomi's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.
To share in Naomi's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on September 17, 2017