Eleanor Peak

Posted 2/9/21

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —Eleanor Rose Sturgell Peak, beloved mother, completed her life journey on Feb. 7, 2021, after turning 98 on her birthday, Nov. 5.

A graveside service is at a later date …

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Eleanor Peak

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —Eleanor Rose Sturgell Peak, beloved mother, completed her life journey on Feb. 7, 2021, after turning 98 on her birthday, Nov. 5.

A graveside service is at a later date at the Bretzville St. John’s Church cemetery in Bretzville, Ind. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is assisting the family. 

  Mrs. Peak was a strawberry blonde beauty with charm, good manners and a sunny, outgoing personality. She liked people and people liked her. She and Dad (Frank W. Peak) were proud of their kids: Mannetta Braunstein, Steven (Cheryl) Peak and Dr. Dallas (Dr. Pamela) Peak; their beloved grandchildren, Carrie (Brad) Ross and Kelly Peak; and great-grandchildren Ian, Gavin and Marley Ross. 

  She enjoyed telling stories about her childhood, growing up on her grandparent’s farm after the early death of her mother, near Vermillion, Ill., during the Great Depression. She was an only child. 

She married Frank W. Peak on May 22, 1943, just as he was graduating from Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, Ind., as a commissioned Army officer. After the War, Mom and Dad settled in Greenwood, Ind., to raise their family and for Dad to start his engineering career with General Electric. In 1969, they said goodbye to longtime friends in Greenwood and moved to Evansville, Ind. They also enjoyed Airstream trailering throughout the USA. They were past co-presidents of the Southern Indiana Chapter of Wally Byam Caravan Club International.

Mother was at Dad’s side when he passed in 1993. Mother loved her family and friends and was happiest when spending time with them. Her nephews and nieces and their families loved her and declare that she was “the aunt with class.” She was an avid bridge player (with Master Points), playing with her Evansville group of friends for several decades. She enjoyed counted cross-stitch and completed many beautiful, framed projects which the family will enjoy for years to come.

Several times a week for many years, Mother volunteered at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, as a surgical hostess and in the gift shop. She was active with the Deaconess Women’s Auxiliary and served on the Board of Directors. Genealogy was of great interest to her and she was serious about providing the proof of names listed on Colonial ship manifests and Continental Army discharge papers. Mom has a namesake grand-niece-in-law named Eleanor and great-granddaughter Marley.

At 90, a broken hip caused Mother to leave Evansville and move into assisted living at the Franklin, Ind., United Methodist Community and later on, at Aspen Trace in Greenwood, Ind. In July 2017, she moved to assisted living at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

  Memorial donations may be made to the Arbor Acres Employee Assistance Fund, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Online condolences at www.hayworth-miller.com.