Margaret Rose “Peg” Nevills, 70, Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, NY — Margaret Rose “Peg” Nevills, 70, of Mechanic Street, Copenhagen, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, March 30, 2021, at her home under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 2, 2021, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  The funeral service will be held privately for the family. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen. Due to Covid there will be no reception at this time. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.

Born Feb. 8, 1951, in Lowville, NY, a daughter of the late Gerald A. and M. Margaret Chartrand Edwards, she graduated in 1969 from Beaver River Central School.  She graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

On May 18, 1974, she married Dale Brent Nevills at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan with Rev. Patrick Callaghan officiating. She graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Reading and Education.  Mr. Nevills passed away on Sept. 16, 2005.

Peg was employed at Copenhagen Central School for 23 years as a substitute, one on one aid, computer skills teacher, grant writer, and developed “STARS” after school program and developed “Designs by Knight” embroidery club. She retired in June 2013. Peg was president of the Civic Corporation, president of the Parent Teacher Organization, president of the Copenhagen Central School support staff, president of the Riverside Cemetery Association and was chairman of the St. Mary’s Turkey Dinner. She was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award in 2021 for her kindness, caring, strength, determination, honesty, integrity and humility.  These are some of the many virtues she blessed her community with.

Peg enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Peg is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lesley A. Nevills and Lisa M.(Garth) Mattis, both of  Copenhagen; five grandchildren, Nathan Terry, Eryn Terry, Hailey Tweedy, Brenten Mattis and Jackson Mattis; six sisters and two brothers, Gerald F. (Brenda) Edwards of Lowville, Nancy Beyer of Lowville, Donna Eastman of Ellisburg, Susan (Bruce) LaChausse of Ocala Florida, Shirley (Martin) Beyer of Lowville, Mary (Ted) Micek of Troutville, Virginia, William Edwards of Lowville and Patricia Hellinger of Lowville.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dale Brent Nevills; a grandson, Dale Gates Mattis; a sister, Joan Rowsam; a brother, John Louis Edwards; a niece, Lori Micek; and a nephew, Robert Micek.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Riverside Cemetery, Attn:  Gazebo Fund, P.O. Box 573, Copenhagen, NY 13626 or Riverside Cemetery, P.O. Box 573, Copenhagen, NY 13626.

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