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Miriam L. Peachey

August 26, 1930 - July 28, 2022




Miriam L. Peachey, 91, of Belleville, went to heaven on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.


She was born Aug. 26, 1930, at home near Belleville, a daughter of Emanuel B. and Elsie A. (Peachey) Peachey.

Mim is the last of her immediate family. She had three older siblings that passed away at birth, and a brother Glen that lived to be a little over a year old.

After a number of years doing housework, she attended and graduated from Rosedale Bible School in Berlin, OH. She spent many years teaching Sunday school and summer Bible school classes. For five years she went weekly to Crenshaw Community Church in Brockway, PA to teach Sunday school. She also taught at Woodlawn and Locust Grove Mennonite Churches as well as at the Lewistown Heights. Many times Miriam enjoyed going to the hills of Kentucky on mission trips.

For at least 35 years, Miriam was employed at Friendship Bookstore in Lewistown, PA, first by Ray French and later with Theil & Andrea Kauffman.

In the mid 70s, she went with friends on a mission trip to the “bush” in southern Costa Rica, where she and Joy Kauffman, among many other things, varnished Dave & Pat Sharp’s many kitchen cupboards.

Miriam also made a trip to the Canadian Rockies with friends, and later greatly enjoyed going to Northern PA to hear the elk bugle.

Mim’s passion was missions and the spread of the gospel. Since she could not personally go, she generously shared the finances the Lord gave her.

For many years, Miriam was legally blind with glaucoma, and although she found it very difficult, God’s grace sustained her in life’s experiences. He sent many friends, including Pat Sharp, to help her in various ways. This gave her much joy in her later years.

When Miriam sold her home in Whitehall in 2010, the Lord and her neighbors, the King sisters, blessed her with an apartment in their home. She was also blessed with the privilege and enjoyment of eating meals with them.

Her committal service will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022. Her memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Locust Grove Mennonite Church with Pastors Max Zook & Ivan Kauffman officiating.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Rosedale International Center, 2120 East 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, PA. Online condolences may be offered at: www.hendersonfuneral homes.net.

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