Peggy Jane (Polston) Reifsnyder
Peggy Jane (Polston) Reifsnyder, 80, of Sinking Spring, Pa., entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Reading Hospital. Born Feb. 4, 1940, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of the late Ozzie and Nola (Kirk) Polston.
Peggy grew up in rural Lawrence County and was of the Baptist faith. She met Dennis, the love of her life, while he was stationed in Arkansas with the United States Air Force. Peggy agreed to move back to Pennsylvania with Dennis under one stipulation, that he would take her back to Arkansas every year to see her parents. He gave her his word and that is exactly what he did. Following a short courtship, they married March 3, 1961. Peggy and Dennis raised their children, David, Craig and Karen amidst the backdrop of the 60s and cross-country trips to California were highlights of the year. In later years, the Carolinas were Peggy and Dennis' most treasured vacation destination.
Peggy worked most of her life as a seamstress, having worked at Shapemaker for 18 years making swimsuits. She also worked in the prep area at Adelphia seafood for eight years and managed a bingo hall for three years.
In her spare time Peggy enjoyed reading, gardening, birdwatching, going to flea markets on Saturday mornings and she especially loved playing bingo. She also loved to sew, sewing many outfits to match her daughter and her dolls. Peggy loved sewing so much that she created affordable clothing for American Girl dolls and sold them at various craft fairs. A beautiful smile, and a beautiful heart too big to describe, Peggy’s kindness, friendliness, wit, and truly compassionate nature, touched all blessed enough to know her. However, above all else she absolutely treasured spending time with her loving family. While excelling at motherhood, becoming a grandmother (Granny) inspired her to new heights of love and support. A proud wife, mother and granny, she showed how to love without judgement.
Peggy’s spirit will be carried on by her husband of 59 years, Dennis A. Reifsnyder; two sons, David Reifsnyder and his wife Andrea, of Greenville, S.C. and Craig Reifsnyder and his wife Kelly, of Sinking Spring; daughter Karen Reifsnyder-Short, of Sinking Spring; brother Elmer Polston and his wife Glenda, of Omaha, Ark.; six grandchildren Jeffrey Ruffner, Sara Johnston, Sean Reifsnyder, Kali Martin, Jill Reifsnyder, and Holly Reifsnyder. Peggy also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Reese Ruffner, Ryan Ruffner, Cole Johnston and Sawyer Martin to cherish her memory.
In addition to her parents, brothers Charles, Lowell and Chuck and sisters Silvia and Loretta greeted her in heaven.
A viewing for Peggy will be held Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Aumans Inc., 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reiffton, Pa. Prayer service will commence at 2:30 p.m. Graveside committal will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reiffton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090, https://alz.org/
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aumansinc.com for the Reifsnyder family.