Peggy E. Forrest, 80

JULY 10, 1931-MARCH 14, 2012

March 14, 2012
  • Peggy E. Forrest
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Peggy Eyler Forrest, 80, passed away at her home March 14, 2012. She fought a courageous battle for 19 months.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Forrest, in 2008.

She was born July 10, 1931, the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Gerhart Eyler.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1949. She enjoyed and was always involved in the Class of 1949 reunions.

She was employed with Farmers & Merchants Bank as a teller for 10 years, retiring in 1991.

She is survived by one son, Terry and wife, Linda, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; daughters, Jan Rudisill of Hagerstown, Cheryl Stoddard and husband, Ray, of Hagerstown and Robin Mitchell and husband, Jim, of Williamsport. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jodi Pope and husband, Tommy, of Sherpherdstown, Wendi Beard and fiancé, Darren Burnett, of Hagerstown, Colby Forrest and wife, Kate, of Boonsboro, Megan Mitchell and Patrick Mitchell, both of Williamsport. She also had the joy of six great-grandchildren, Jevon Yarbrough, Ella Forrest, Lena Pope, Kollen Sims, Koltin Sims and Nolan Forrest. Peggy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Eyler Jr.; a sister-in-law, Louise Eyler; and a son-in-law, Shad Rudisill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Rev. Terri Cofiell will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or Harmony United Methodist Church Youth Group, Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

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