Meadville Tribune

December 2, 2013

Mary L. Peace

Meadville Tribune

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mary L. Peace, 78, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Tionesta and Conneaut Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Punxsutawney.

She was born on July 6, 1935, in Rossiter, daughter of the late Clark and Iola Hayes Gould.

On Jan. 1, 1955, in Rossiter she married John (Jay) Peace, who died on June 27, 1998. She was employed by Alltel Corp. in the customer service department until retiring in 1996. After retirement, she and her husband became residents of Tionesta, where they spent most of their time at their camp until his death, after which she became a seasonal resident of Tionesta, where she spent the summer months. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and playing cards in various card clubs.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra K. Ellenberger and her husband, John, of Tionesta; two grandchildren, Erik and Lisa Ellenberger; five great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Harley, Gage, Kraven and Damien Ellenberger, and a third set of twins due in January, Summer and Aspen Ellenberger. Mary is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Parker and husband, Robert, of Franklin, Tenn., and Nora Drummond and her husband, William, of Punxsutawney; a sister in-law, Juanita Yohe of Big Run; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Skyler Ellenberger; and a sister, Lois Gould.

Friends will be received at Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at McClure Cemetery in Big Run, with the Rev. Paul Thompson, pastor of Steffy United Methodist Church of Rossiter, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205. Condolences may be sent by email to