Loretta H. Peebles

February 27, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Loretta H. Peebles, 83, of State Route 26, died Sunday evening, Feb. 26, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica, with her family at her side.

Born Nov. 19, 1928, in Martinsburg, the daughter of the late Walter R. and Martha Belle Snyder Beyer, she attended rural school on the Rector Road.

She married Henry Peebles on June 12, 1948, in the Castorland Methodist Church.  

Loretta and Henry owned and operated a dairy farm on State Route 26. Henry died Aug. 18, 1978. She also was employed by Climax Manufacturing in Castorland, as well as a homemaker.

Loretta was a member of the Beaver Valley United Methodist Church at Naumburg. In her spare time, she liked to sing, play her keyboard, strum on her guitar and go for rides. When she was younger she had beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

Surviving are four sons, Frank R. Peebles, Tucson, Ariz., Peter H. Peebles, Lowville, Bobby R. Peebles, Woodbridge, Va., and Scott A. Peebles, Lowville; three daughters-in-law, Cathy (Lee), Delilah, and Gay; four grandchildren, Mickenzie and Madison of Lowville; Franklin II of Tucson, Arizona and Austin of Burke, Virginia; two brothers, Benjamin F. Beyer , and Walter R. and his wife Nancy Beyer, Jr. all of Lowville; two sisters, Irene M. Micek of Watertown; Marie Brown of Glen Rock, Pa.

Four brothers, Martin J., John D., George W., and Philip P. Beyer, and seven sisters, Jennie L. Sullivan, Dorothy Unkart, Vera W. Leviker, Mildred M. Nuffer, Bertha E. Yancey, Clarabelle M. Zerrillo-Brown, and Martha Drelick, all died before her.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at the Beaver Valley United Methodist Church at Naumburg with Rev. Linda J. Harris and Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired minister officiating. Spring burial will be in West Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, at Sundquist Funeral Home.

Memorials in Loretta’s name may be made to: American Heart Association.

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.