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Velma L. Peffer, 73

May 1, 2014

Velma L. Peffer, 73, of Big Run, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Peffer was born July 27, 1940, in Rochester Mills, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ester (Hawk) Miller.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles F. Peffer, of Big Run. They were married Oct. 2, 1964.

Velma was retired from Standard Pennant, where she was a seamstress for many years.

Mrs. Peffer was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run and a member of the Ladies Bible Study Group.

She loved sewing and was a wonderful seamstress.

She enjoyed her flower gardens, nature, camping with her family, the outdoors and traveling, but most of all, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandma.

In addition to her husband, Charles, she is survived by a son, Scott Peffer and wife Missy of Big Run; two sisters, Donna States of Canoe Ridge, and Arlene Pennington and husband Fred of Rossiter; and two grandsons whom she adored, Brett and Ryan Peffer of Big Run.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Peffer; and one sister, Shirley Hammill.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a service will be held at 1 p.m., with Pastor Andy Cressman officiating.

Interment is private and will be at McClure Cemetery, Big Run.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mrs. Peffer’s name to the First Christian Church, 117 Church St., P.O. Box 365, Big Run, PA 15715.

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