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Irene Peachey, 86

Irene Peachey, 86

Irene Peachey, 86, left this earth for heaven on December 5th, 2015. She had arrived on September 16 in a Kansas farmhouse to Rachel and Albert Nisly. She had four older siblings- William, Enos, Alvin and Susie. Later Ruth and Daniel joined the family. When Irene was seven, her family moved to Kalona, Iowa. Then on to Oregon several years later.
Irene attended Eastern Mennonite College in Virginia and then went to teach at Belleville Mennonite School in Pennsylvania. There she met David Peachey and was married on August 26th, 1960. Being a dairy farmer’s wife for the next 33 years, with a relocation to Colby, Wisconsin, required barn chores, fieldwork and homemaking. They raised five children – Donnita, David married to Kathy, Sandra married to Randy, Jessica and Edwin married to Tracy. She has fifteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. David died in 1993. In 2004, Irene retired to North Carolina to be near family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed many good friendships, reading, studying the Bible, watching birds and working in the garden or her flower beds. Irene was friendly and knew how to reach out to people in conversation and compassion.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:00 PM on Tues. at Jackson Funeral Service, Hendersonville. A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM on Wed. at United Covenant Mennonite Church, Etowah.