Patricia J. Peabody

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
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Jan. 23, 1928 - July 02, 2007

SANDUSKY - Patricia J. Peabody, age 79, of Sandusky, died Monday morning at Firelands Regional Medical Center's Main Campus in Sandusky after a short battle with lung cancer.

She was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Butler, Pa. A graduate of Ohio University, she earned a degree in economics, and received her teaching degree from Bowling Green State University. She was a buyer at the Higbee Company in Cleveland after college. In 1969 she taught at Christie Lane Schools in Norwalk, retiring in 1992.

She lived in Norwalk from 1956 until 1977 when her husband, Thurman J. Peabody, died. She then lived in Wakeman on the family farm until moving to Sandusky in 1993. She was a former member of Norwalk St. Paul, Wakeman St. Mary, and attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky.

She lived in Norwalk from 1956 until 1977 when her husband, Thurman J. Peabody, died. She then lived in Wakeman on the family farm until moving to Sandusky in 1993. She was a former member of Norwalk St. Paul, Wakeman St. Mary, and attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky.

In her later years, Patti was an avid gardener, enjoyed to travel, visit with her grandchildren, and volunteered at the Sandusky Merry Go-Round Museum and the Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus.

Patti is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kelly Peabody of Hawaii, David and Barbara Peabody of Dublin, and Douglas Peabody of Columbus; and five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Peabody in 1977; parents, George and Eva Kohl; and her sisters, Georgia and Billie.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, with the Rev. David Cirata, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial gifts may be sent to any of the following: Christie Lane Schools, 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857; Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44879; American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; or Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, Ohio 44824.