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Peggy Jo (Peabody) Lorence

December 18, 1942 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

Our Mom, Peggy Jo (Peabody) Lorence of Export, left this world on Saturday, September 25, 2021 on her terms. Always a strong fiercely independent woman who didn’t want to live any other way. She worked on Wednesday, September 15, then the hospital on the 16th and died on the 25th, never having to live one day depending on anyone but herself. Our Mom loved life, her friends, relatives, everyone she met and all animals with all of her being. She especially loved her husband, Andy “Sonny” Lorence and two daughters; Toni and Andrea unconditionally. She had a work ethic rarely seen today. In her career, she worked at Pittsburgh Aluminum Alloy, B & K Tool and Die, Roth Carpet Co. and Churchill Valley Country Club to name a few. If that was not enough after retiring, she worked at Sheetz and Walmart; all great places to be around people instead of being home alone. Peggy needed to be around people to complete herself. Being able to be social was like the air she needed to breath and was a huge part of who she was. Our Mom loved to dance with our dad. In her spare time, our mother enjoyed going to the casino’s, playing bingo with her friends at the White Valley Amvets. In addition to her husband; Andy “Sonny” Lorence, whom she met and married while he was stationed at the Air Force base in Colorado Springs; mother, Ruth Jenkins of Colorado Springs; mother in-law, Ann and Matthew Cotyk, of Export and a brother Donald Peabody of North Ridge, CA. Mom leaves behind her daughter Toni (Dave) Hollis of Saltsburg and Andrea (Adam) Britz of Export and her furry companion Max. Also, her friend cherished friends; Sandy, Dolly, Laurel and the core group of girls from Colorado Springs. All of them loved Mom, and I know will miss her along with all of us who are left behind. Friends and family welcome Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export (724) 327-1400. Services and Interment will be private. A memorial luncheon will be held at the Italian American Club, Export on Wednesday September, 29 2021 at 12:00 p.m. For directions, to send flowers or to offer online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home
5701 Lincoln Avenue
Export, PA 15632

Visitation
Tuesday
September 28, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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