Pauline D. Peffley
Pauline D. Peffley
May 10, 1921 – October 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Pauline D. (Mrs. Russell) Peffley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:20 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth of natural causes.
Pauline has made Miller’s her home for the past two years and has resided in Plymouth since 1952 coming from Elkhart. For more than 20 years she and her husband spent the majority of the year in the area of Avon Park, Fla.
Born May 10, 1921 in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Guy and Ellen (Oatzs) Bordner. She was raised there and attended Mishawaka High School.
In June of 1938, she married Robert “Earl” Sanders and had two daughters; Mary Ann and Sally. He preceded her in death April 12, 1948. She then married Russell E. Peffley April 15, 1949 in Elkhart who preceded her in death April 7, 2003.
Pauline was a fashionable lady known for being a smart shopper. She enjoyed being a homemaker, talented at crafts and a collector of dolls.
She had been an active member of the County Line Brethren Church in Lakeville also attending the Plymouth Church of the Brethren. She was a member of the Twin Lakes Home Economics Club and a determined member of the Avon Park Chapter of TOPS — Take Off Pounds Sensibly, having been crowned a queen in her late 70s.
She is survived by her two daughters; Mary Ann Miller and Sally L. Smith both of Plymouth; two stepdaughters; Barbara (Dwayne) Zeider and Doris (Roger) Stutsman, all of Elkhart; grandchildren: Jeffrey Miller of Orange City, Fla., Christine Miller of Plymouth, Scott Smith of San Antonio, Texas and Michael Smith of Mishawaka; stepgrandchildren: Marc Zeider of Columbia, Ga. and Vickie Doke of Elkhart; great-grandchildren Tim, Matt, Jeffery, Amanda, Michelle, Hailey, Tiffany, and stepgreat-grandchildren: Josh and Amanda. A sister, Elsie Black of Grand Rapids, Mich. and a brother, Dean Bordner of South Bend also survive with nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her spouses, two sisters; June Hoschettler and Heloise Rembusch and son-in-law; Marvin Miller.
Friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Pauline’s life Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, 1130 N. Michigan St. where a memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. officiated by Pastor Ruth Yoder.
Preferred memorial gifts may be made to the church or Southern Care Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 340, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website, www.johnson-danielson.com.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth is assisting with arrangements.