Leta W. Pealer

December 26, 1928 ‒ August 30, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Leta W. Pealer, age 89, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She was born on December 26, 1928 in Fredericktown, Ohio the daughter of Dean and Pauline “Polly” (Jones) Woods.

Leta had been employed as an executive secretary for Cooper Bessemer in Mount Vernon and later with First Federal Bank.  She was an active member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.  Leta will be sadly missed by her extended family and many friends.

She is survived by her son Dean Pealer of Berryville, Virginia; a granddaughter, Cynthia Merchant of Virginia; two great grandchildren, Ashton Huffman and Priscilla Merchant both of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Barbara Pealer of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Jud (Sandy) Pealer of South Paris, Maine, George (Lynda) Pealer of Dublin, Ohio, John Pealer, Steven Pealer both of Columbus and Jane Hunt of Dublin, Ohio; several great nieces and nephews.

Leta was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald Pealer.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 beginning at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, Ohio.  Rev. Scott Elliot will be officiating.  A light luncheon will be provided at the church following the graveside service.  The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Leta W. Pealer.

Memorial contributions in Leta’s name may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Memories flow like summer rains, leaving the freshness of the earth and sky as reminders of a beautiful woman who lived her life just as she wished, surrounded by memories of those who loved her. My godmother’s voice, her rapid-fire responses, her infectious laugh and endearing love, will be the lasting memories I will cherish. Bless those who have been beside her along the way to earning her angel wings. Fly free, with those who have gone before you.

    Julie Elliott

  • To the families, sorry for the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers. Leta graduated with my sister Annie (Shipley) Fearn at Fredericktown High School, class of 1946.

  • Dear Dean, Ashton , Jud, George, Jack and all family, We were sad to hear of Leta’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Val McManis and family

  • So sorry to hear of Leta’s passing. Many wonderful memories of mom and dad when I was young involved the Pealers. Both brother’s families. I wish you all peace and comfort.

  • What a sweet lady. My memories of you while working at First FederalSavings and Loan are cherished. Both you and Don were a pleasure to know. Thank you for all the guidance and direction you gave. You will be missed. With sincere sympathy Tammy Adams