Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Leona Peterman
Leona Sarah Peterman, 100, most recently of Lancaster, OH and formerly of St. Marys, OH died at 12:15 a.m. Friday October 15, 2021 at Main Street Terrace Care Center in Lancaster, OH.
She was born January 7, 1921 in Auglaize Co., OH to Lewis and Hannah (Neuman) Rodeheffer. In 1941, she married Army S/Sgt. Orvil E. Sweigart, who was killed in action in 1944 during World War II. Then, on May 2, 1947 she married Dale W. Peterman, who died May 11, 1999. From this union, two daughters were born: Linda and Carol.
She is survived by: her daughter Linda Millington of Lancaster, OH; 2 grandchildren: Michelle (John) Hill of Otway, OH and Kevin (Jennifer) Kincaid of Sunbury, OH; 4 great-grandchildren: Ryan Hill, Tyler Hill, Kaleb (Emma) Kincaid, Jacob Kincaid.
She was preceded in death by: her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Larry Cathcart; parents Lewis and Hannah Rodeheffer; 1st husband Orvil Sweigart; 2nd husband Dale Peterman; siblings: Felix, Le Roy, Earl Rodeheffer and Esther Paul.
She graduated from New Knoxville High School and became a licensed beautician. She owned the Carol Kay Beauty Shop in St. Marys for a number of years. Later, she retired from the St. Marys City Schools, where she worked as a cafeteria cook. In addition, you could always find her assisting her husband, Dale, in the operation of the Peterman Carry Out and Ice Co. in downtown St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, and participated in the women's guild and Rebekah's circle. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, reading, sewing and creating many crocheting and knitting projects, as well as being a skilled pianist.
Visitation will be held on Thursday October 21, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys, with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Rhonda Hainer will officiate the services. Burial will follow at the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville, OH.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul's UCC endowment fund. The family of Leona Peterman wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Main Street Terrace Care Center for the tremendous care that she received during her time at the facility.
Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with Leona's family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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