Peggy Lou Pitstick
- Published: June 23, 2011
Peggy was the second of six children born in Xenia to Ralph Sr. and Thelma Smith. She grew up in Goes Station and Xenia and graduated from Xenia High School. On Valentine’s Day 1953, she married Roger L. Pitstick of Fairborn. Living on the edge of Yellow Springs, they farmed and raised six children with much love and care. Peggy also worked as an administrative secretary at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base hospital, as an LPN and later as an optometric assistant. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and many Catholic charities.
Peggy loved life and being on the go. She enjoyed taking trips near and far with family and friends, entertaining, wintering in Florida, bowling, cooking her famous oyster dressing, learning how to operate her iPad and playing bridge with friends. Her husband Roger died two-and-a-half years ago after 55 years of marriage to Peggy, leaving her with a large void. Peggy bravely continued on filling her life with the love, laughter and fun of family and friends. With great sadness, Peggy’s family mourns the loss and celebrates the life of a mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend.
Many close family members surrounded Peggy with prayer at the moment of her passing. Simultaneously a beam of sunlight broke through the dark clouds landing on her bed. She is survived by six children: Suzanne (Frank) Dapore of Fairborn, Kathy (Rick) Sanders of Yellow Springs, Ann (Brent) Peaden of Beavercreek, Robert of Yellow Springs, Timothy of Yellow Springs and Alan of Chapel Hill, N.C. Peggy also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jason (Michelle) Dapore, Joe (Melissa) Dapore, Jill (Eric) Phelan, Aaron (Maribeth) Pitstick, Evan Pitstick, Natalie and Owen Sanders and Connor Peaden, and three great grandchildren, Kyra and Nolan Dapore and Leo Phelan. Peggy is also survived by three brothers, Ralph (Suzie) Smith of Indian Lake, Charles “Nick” (Toni) Smith of Beavercreek and Robert “Butch” (Beverly) Smith of Xenia, by sister Louise Estep of Dayton and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Sr. and Thelma Smith, husband Roger Pitstick, sister Shirley Poole and brother-in-law Charles Estep.
Visitation will be held 5–8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Lytle Lewis Funeral Home in Springfield. A mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with Pastor Anthony Geraci officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.