Peggy R. Koelsch, 82, co-owned Shoes ‘N Things, Highland Presbyterian member, RVer

By on March 27, 2019

Peggy R. Koelsch, 82, passed away at Brethren Village Retirement Community on Monday, March 25, 2019.

She was born in Lancaster to the late E. Ruth Bair Houck, and grew up in New Holland. Peggy’s husband of 60 years, George W. Koelsch Jr., passed on December 20, 2016.

A graduate of New Holland High School, Class of 1954, Peggy attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was the office manager and owner, with husband George, of Shoes ‘N Things in Lititz, and later worked as office manager for Jack Wolf Tree Service for 10 years.

Peggy and George were charter members of Highland Presbyterian Church, where she was very involved. She loved her Highland family and was active in Highland Clan Camping Club for decades. Peggy and George slept in all 50 states and RV’d to all continental states and all provinces of Canada.

Surviving Peggy are her three children: Dr. Patricia R. Stoudt, wife of Paul Stoudt of Bloomsburg; Charles D. Koelsch, husband of Dr. Jamie Koelsch of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and James B. Koelsch, husband of Lisa Koelsch of Lititz; her daughter-in-law: Deb Mohr Koelsch of Mount Joy; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her mother and husband, Peggy was preceded in death by her son: G. Richard Koelsch in 2017; and her brother: James W. Houck.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, with The Rev. Dr. Roger R. Rabey officiating. Peggy’s family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, with private interment in Highland Presbyterian Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a memorial contribution to the Good Samaritan Fund at Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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