Patricia J. Peabody, 79, of Sandusky, died Monday morning, July 2, 2007, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky, after a brief battle with lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 23, 1928, in Butler, Pa. As a graduate of Ohio University, she earned a degree in economics, and received her teaching degree from Bowling Green State University. Patti was a buyer at Higbee Company in Cleveland after college. In 1969, she began teaching at Christie Lane Schools in Norwalk, retiring in 1992. She lived in Norwalk from 1956-77 when her husband, Thurman J. Peabody, died. She then lived in Wakeman on the family farm until moving to Sandusky in 1993. Patti 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 traveling and visiting with her grandchildren, and volunteered at Sandusky Merry Go-Round Museum and Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus.
Patti is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John (Kelly) Peabody of Hawaii, David (Barbara) Peabody of Dublin, Ohio, and Douglas Peabody of Columbus; five grandchildren; and 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 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. Associate Pastor, The Rev. David Cirata, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to any of the following: Christie Lane Schools, 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk, OH 44857; Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44879; American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106; or Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the very kind and caring staffs at James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University, Stein Hospice group and Dr. Eric Mast of Sandusky in North Central Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.