Peggy Lee Dye

December 24, 1921 ‒ June 30, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Peggy Lee Dye passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Good Shepherd Ashland. She was 98.

She was born December 24, 1921, to parents Edward & Berti (Foyst) Gunckle in Hagerstown, Indiana. After Peg graduated from Milton High School, she moved to Loudonville with her father and sister, Betty.

Peg married Julius D. Dye on August 28, 1946, and they were married for 19 years until he passed away in April of 1966. They had two children, William “Bill” Dye and Suzanne “Susie” Rutt.

Peg worked as a secretary for many years. She worked for Dr. Charles McMullen, Bob Koppert at Koppert Insurance, Flxible Co., and lastly at the Mohican Youth Camp, where she worked until retiring in 1987.

She enjoyed doing crewel embroidery, painting, reading, quilting, and watching movies on tv. She also loved the company of her dogs. Peg spent a good amount of time volunteering throughout her life. She helped out with Cub Scouts, Brownies, delivering meals for meals on wheels, and helping adult readers at the library. She was a member of the Ladies Legion Auxiliary and the 1st Baptist Church in Loudonville.

Peg was a kind loving soul and her family would like to thank her friends that came to visit her in her final days. Also thank you for the phone calls, flowers, food, and cards brought or sent. Her family would also like to thank Kindred Hospice and the nurses a Good Shepherd Home who treated Peg with compassion and respect.

She is survived by her children; daughter-in-law, Lynn Dye; granddaughters Sara (Donnie) Carter and Catie Dye; great-grandchildren Rosey and Billy Able; sister Betty; nieces Judy (Tom) Baker, Emily McIntire, Betsy, and Josephine.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jude; her son-in-law Ron Rutt; her sister and brother-in-law Josephine and Al Hylkema; brother and sister-in-law Lloyd and Marcella Eberhart; nephews Tom Wright and John Hylkema, niece Marcia Hylkema.

Although no public service will be held in Peggy’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

Contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to any humane society or animal shelter.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Peggy’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Bill and Susie,

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mom. Peggy was one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew, both growing up at First Baptist Church and later as a treasured neighbor to my inlaws on North Market Street. Everyone who knew her will miss her smiles and her caring curiosity about their well-being. Treasure your memories.

    Kay Purcell Zickefoose

  • I loved Peggy from childhood days at Long Lake when she and my mom could be heard all over the park cackling with laughter. Our paths crossed many times before we worked together at the Youth Camp, and then the library provided a place for our chats.
    In the wars days, one story goes, Peggy was drawn to a cute guy on a bar stool. Then he asked her to dance. She said he was so short. He was my uncle.
    Few people can be funny and quick witted and so caring. Peggy was. She gave so much just by being truly herself, and she is already missed.

  • Susie I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mother. May the wonderful memories help you through the difficult days.

  • I got to know Peggy thru the Loudonville Baptist Church. She was such a lovely christian lady. You have my deepest condolences.

  • Bill and Susie,

    My deepest condolecense on the loss of your mother. My late husband and I met your mother in 1950 when attending the First Baptist church. Over the years she and I became close friends and I loved her deeply for her kindness, sincerity and sense of humor. My heart is broken at the loss of my best friend and I miss her already.

    Sincerely yours,

    Jean Rosen

  • Bill and Susie,
    So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. She is alive in our memories and I am sure you will have stories to tell and happy memories to share for the rest of yours days. God bless.

  • I first knew Peggy as a friend of my mother’s, Bessie Hoyer, from their Flxible working days. Later in life, I noticed that when the Ashland County Commissioners were provided quarterly reports of contributions made to the County Dog Shelter, Peggy’s name was always there. In her own quiet and unsolicited way, Peggy demonstrated her concern and love for animals needing a forever home. My condolences to her family. Peggy was a great lady!

  • Our condolences to Peggy’s family. I’ve known Peggy since the 50’s when I was a little kid. Her and my mother would neighbor back and forth. She was such a sweet lady with a great caring smile and a heart of gold. Yes, we will remember her in our own special way.

  • Bill and family
    We would like to send our deepest condolences to you. If you worked at Hyco, We know you and if not we do not know each other.
    Bob & Shirley steward

  • To the family of Peggy Iam very sorry for your lost!!! Peggy was a great friend for my mother Betty Zufall taking her for lunches and outings when my mom was in Colonial Manor. Peggy was a close neighbor when my mom lived on the same street. I kept in touch with Peggy after my mom passed. What a wonderful person she was and I will have fond memories of her always.My prayers are with you all.

  • Susie and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I will definitely keep you all in my prayers.