We'll, it's been a year since I've seen your beautiful face. I miss you so much. You loved me like no other and that is a gift I'll ever treasure. You were the best... in so many ways. No doubt in my mind I'll miss you all my days.
Peach today is a year since you went home. I miss you so much. I know you would be proud of your kids. They are being good. Markie talks to you when we go to the cemetary. He hears you saying hey turkey. You are gone but not forgotten.
You left a huge whole in my heart and I miss you. You left a legacy that will never be matched. You gave without counting the cost and never asked "what about me." I will try to be the example you were to others-that you were to me.
Missing the sweetness and fragrance only your presence brought.
Oh how I wish I could give you a hug.Mothers Day will never be the same without you.
Nana I miss you. The world will never be the same. You were the best of the best.
It is hard to recount all that Nana was to me in a few short words, she was so much more than that. I remember a Nana that loved working at Cramer's, had white hair (after I told her about dying it), loved the dollar store, was very giving, and always knew how to smile. She loved to brighten others days. She was never "Grandma", but Nana. For the 15 years that I knew her she was never anything but loving. While my memories of Nana are slim in comparision with many others memories of her, my memeories of her are made of quality not quantity. My relationship with Nana was relatively late in her lifespan, but it meant so much to me. I believe that it meant much to her as well. I shed tears not over bad memories, but the wish that we would have been able to make more memories together. Amidst and after her passing, I reflected on the fact that the reason that so many mourned her passing was because of her love for others and how it always shined through. As a single woman she could have easily left this earth alone, but instead left mourned by those that knew her, and it was her love for others that had come back again to bless her for her kind deeds & words once more. She went to her reward with love in her heart for me as I go on with love in my heart for her.
When many think of a hero, they envision a tall, muscular man or fit, beautiful young woman leaping from burning building to burning building in a single bound to save anything from a kitten to a little girl. No, Nana never dove in front of a speeding car, throwing me out of the way, sparing my life by seconds. She chose to change my childhood…as only she could. When I was a child, I thought that my Nana probably invented fun. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of people in my life who I thought to be just – well- awesome. But Nana held a category all her own. She wasn't blood related, (which didn't even occur to me until I was older, because she was just like one of the family) but graphed in she was. She was a part of my earliest memories, and I never knew anything but that she was there. She was the grandmotherly figure of my Mom's side when my blood grandmother had passed away four years before I was born. She slept over at our house every Friday, which made for an eventful Saturday with Nana. Saturday mornings usually started with an appointment to the salon, where Nana would get her hair done. Sitting under the blow dryer waiting for her hair to set, she'd pull out a crisp dollar bill and tell me to go pick two fifty cent sodas of my choice – one for me, one for her. Of course, the outing was not complete until we stopped and bought a few things. We'd head over to our little Dollar General where she let me pick out one thing of all the Dollar store could offer – on the house of course! She never thought of herself as old, and kept up with us kids like nobody's business! If you think I'm joking, we do own pictures of her crawling around our kitchen floor, an 86 year old Nana jumping on our backyard trampoline, taking a whack at the piñata, running around the yard at an Easter egg hunt, and the like. Case in point; This past October Nana went parasailing. There appeared to be a storm on the horizon, so the guide proceeded to bring her down. She was highly upset that she -91 at this point- could not fly around the sky for just a bit longer. She never ceased to amaze us. Just as one of the many attributes to her spirit of youth, Nana worked at the same job she had been employed at since the age of twenty, up until three weeks before she died – a total of seventy one years of service. One time somebody asked her when she was going to retire. She simply answered in a humorous manner, “Bite your tongue.” She believed that age should certainly not box in whatever youth could do. I could go on and on…and on and on and on (he he) but a thick book's worth of pages would never convey exactly what Nana was to me, as well as the rest of my family. Let's just say when I grow as old as her; I want to be like Nana.
Ohhh, my Peachy!Words can never express my love and honour for you. I have peace knowing that you'll now get that white robe and crown that we who serve and love the Lord is striving for. I know that you have left the greatest part of you with us here in this flesh. God blessed us so much with you and your generous loving kindness. You taught me "God is love" and to "give". I know how to love with everything I have in me and if it hasn't cost me something that I haven't given enough!
The words, "I mean it./Stop that./My glory.& Well, naturally., will never be the same coming from anyone else.
I know that I will see you again one sweet day.
Greatly missing you!!
In my memories
I see you standing there
An angel Who taught me how to care and the gift of love,
now you're sharing it up above.You had many things to say,
in a caring way.
You always saw good in everyone,
I miss you so much
Miss Peach was a wonderful person, sorry to hear of her passing. She was always busy and on the go. Words cannot even begin to discribe this remarkable, giving woman. For someone that was never married or bore children, she certainly had a whole bunch that she called her own. A huge loving family. May God bless her and her loved ones. Deimler family you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have another angel watching over your familys now.
Another Girl Scout here! How fortunate we were to have Peach as our leader. We did work on badges in the church basement but I remember most the "love things"...the trips to Sam's Ice Cream every week for the sundaes and banana splits, the weeks at the shore, the rabbit we bought her because we loved her(and how she screamed with fear when we gave it to her...she was driving in her car, I guess her reaction was understandable!). A wonderful example of an independent woman who just happened to have a heart of gold. How happy I was to have met Elaine this year and the quick phone call to Peach where our laughter prevailed once more. We girls realize how very special Peach was at such a pivotal point in our lives. We were blessed.
Much love, Pat Downey Houck
Peach was my Girl Scout leader. She was a wonderful person,and I have so many special memories about our times together. I feel so fortunate to have known such a truly kind and unselfish person.
Peach - you were always a class act with a quick and witty remark. You could never have realized the legacy you would leave or the number of lives that you would touch by your kindness and generosity. Thank you for examples of loyalty, integrity, kindness, honesty, and true charity. You will be truly missed.
Peach you taught me that people were imperfect and that we should love them and treat them not the way they treated me but the way I wanted to be treated. Thank you for helping me become a better person. I will try to pass your wisdom On. Your services made me ponder that only you could have an eclectic group of people from ages 1 to 90 something all present because you set the example and always took the high road putting others first. I shall miss you always.
Clara was a wonderful person and will be miss by alot. she was wonderful with many generations of kids. blessed a lot of our hearts.Missed but never forgotten.
Elaine, may God bless you, your family and all who knew and loved your Nana during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I remember going to Camp Hebron with Peach and all, "the kids," I remember how we would tease Peach and try to get her hair wet and she would try to yell at us but just start laughing. I have many fond and wonderful memories with Peach and will always remember with a smile on my face. <3 She was a true blessing and I'm privileged to have call her my friend.
When I was a little girl my grandparents would take my brothers and I to Cloverly Heights Church of God every Sunday. Miss Peach was always party of those wonderful memories. She was such a gentle and beautiful soul and everyone wanted to be around Miss Peach! My Grandparents are eagerly welcoming Clara to Heaven and there is a glorious reunion going on. Many blessings back to you Miss Peach - you touched so many lives. God bless...
it has been many years since I have seen her but she was never forgotten from all the great church activities when i was a child.
Miss Peach was my Girl Scout leader and an excellent example of patience and kindness. I have very fond memories of my time with her. She will be missed.
To the family/friends of Clara Pauline Peach
We are sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of Clara. We hope you will find peace and strength in your faith, family and friends at this time of loss.
Would a member of the family or a friend at a later time please REGISTER Clara so she will also be honored and remembered in the HISTORICAL PRESERVATION RECORD of those who attended JOHN HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL, as she was a cherished member of the JUNE graduating Class of 1939.
Please go to www.johnharrishighschool.ORG and submit the information for CLARA using the REGISTER page. Please feel free to register all other family members who attended Harris as well, living or deceased.
God Bless…..JHHS Classmates
Clara has been in my life forever. Words cannot explain what a wonderful person she was. But she gave me the most wonderful gift in life and that is to Love and know GOD. Something that has been with me all my life. What a blessing to have shared your love in my life. Blessings to all her
FAMILY. A special ANGEL is in Heaven now and watching us (still).
An amazing woman, she was! Full of love and life. Always a giver. What a blessing to those around her. May we be wise enough to learn from her example of a life well lived!
For all the light you shined into my life, here's a li'l bit back...
Simply stated, I would not be the person I am today without the influence of Clara into my life. As a small child, I looked forward to Sunday visits from our Harrisburg relatives, Aunt Emma and Uncle Bill Peach, whose lovely daughter, Clara drove them up to Perry County. From those visits, sprouted a week or weekend visit to her home by one of my sisters or myself. As a teenager, I started spending more and more time at Clara's home - even living with her after I graduated from HS for a while.
As a result, (and how lucky I was):
I was exposed to live music performances.
I was exposed to art.
I experienced the beach for the very first time.
I learned a LOT of "shortcuts" around the general Harrisburg area.
But, most of all, I shuddered to think that this family with TEN children was moving in next door to her! TEN CHILDREN!!! Imagine!
Imagine, alright...this fabulous family, which grew by TWO MORE during my tenure with Miss Peach, adopted their neighbor lady (and she was quite a lady) with open arms and open hearts!! It didn't take me long to realize that she wouldn't be lonely at all anymore. Better yet, she became Nana to The Kids' kids! Another generation touched by a loving woman.
Thank you, Clara, for all that you have added to my life.
Thank you, Deimlers (ALLLLLLLL OF YOU!!) for making her your Nana. God Bless a well lived/loved life!!
A Blessing to all
A One of a kind
You were a true example of a Godly Woman.
To Nana's fanily- Her love surrounded all of you so completely that all you know is to pass it on. The care and love you all gave to her is just your thanks to her for being there for you all those happy years.I cannot gebin to tell you how proud my family is of all of you, especially in your caring for Nana, my cousin.
I seen her many years with the Deimler family Alway a smile on her face And welcomed a hello from you I will miss her smiles
I worked with Ms.Peach for many years as a mechanic for Cramer Oldsmobile. She was always smiling and happy. My prayers are with her and her family. Peach Pie will be missed.
I am so glad I got to visit with her before she passed. She was such an important part of my childhood. She was a wonderful giving person till the day she died. She left this world a better place with all the blessings she bestowed on others.
I ALWAYS REMEMBERED MS. PEACHES SMILE EVERYTIME I CAME TO WORK AT BUDGET AT MIDDLETOWN, PA. SHE ALWAYS ENJOYED HER JOB. MY CONDOLENCES GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE THAT TOUCHED HER LIFE.
SINCERELY, GREG SPELLS, BUDGET RENTALS
I will always remember this caring woman! I worked for Penn Dot for many years and she would stop by! We all loved when she came in, as she brightened our day! I can only imagine heaven a little brghter since shes there! The deepest sympanthy to all of you folks! Earths loss, is heavens gain! I know she will be still looking after all of us from heaven!