OBITUARY

Peggy Ruth Neely

November 19, 1935July 11, 2021
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Neely, Peggy R.,of Dayton OH, originally from Sumter, SC was welcomed into Heaven on Sunday, July 11, 2021. She is survived by sons Michael and Matthew Neely, daughter and son-in-law Monique and Keith Hobbs, grandson and granddaughter-in-law Larry and Mackenzie Kennon, son-in-law Larry Kennon Sr., granddaughter Ginna Evans, Johanna, Jake and Stephanie Beck and children, son-in-law David Novotny, brother-in-law and sister Maj. General George (USAF) and Jho Edwards, nephew George Allen Edwards III, Mark Vojvodich, nieces Paula Polombit and Deborah Van Debos, Adeline Neely, Dr. Stephen and Betty Neely, the Wheeler’s, Susan Cox, the Moore’s, Carole Covault, Vickie Armintroudt, Jackie Patterson, Shirley Andrews, Stan Temple, beloved dogs Dexter and Gizmo, and many more. There are so many dear friends that we could not mention them all; just know that Peggy loved and cherished her family, friends, and life. Peggy was preceded in death by the love of her life, Lt. Col. David F. Neely (USAF), parents Thomas Stewart and Jessie Michaels, her dearly beloved Step-Dad George Michaels, brother-in-law and sister Maj. General Mele (USAF) and Caroldean Vojvodich, her in-laws Commander Guy Morton Neely Sr. (USN) and Betty, Rear Admiral Robert L. (USN) and Mildred Dennison, brother-in-law Lt. Commander Guy Morton Neely Jr. (USN), Mary Swank, Bill Wheeler, and daughter-in-law Leatha Neely. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Sunday July 25, at 2pm at Tobias Funeral Home in Beavercreek 3970 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45432.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Jackie Patterson

July 22, 2021

My time with Peggy at Wright Patterson was never work. She was always cheerful, kind and humorous. She made all that we did so much easier. Beyond that, she was family to me. We were different generations, different cultures, different states of our childhoods yet, her love of people, of life and most importantly, family, drew us together. God was gracious to all of us who gained the gift of her presence in our lives. I often spoke of God to her and I am so glad to know of the personal faith she had in the Lord. She loved her husband Dave from an unlimited spring that flowed from her very core. Her children, Michael, Matthew and Monique were the earthly jewels in her crown and I see her in all three of you. So, she rests now with Dave and all the beloved family who preceded her and we are left with the sweet fragrance of her love. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is the blessed assurance for all of us whose hope is in Jesus that reunion awaits us. So, our Peggy rests now from all the life traveling she has done and waits for us join her. We are richly blessed because of her!

Jackie Patterson
A Sister of the heart and of the faith

Kathy Leach Jones

July 22, 2021

Love and Prayers to the family. Peggy will be greatly missed. She was the one that held our little neighborhood circle together. She would always collect money when someone lost a loved one and she would always be there when someone needed a friend or she would always check on the neighbors when they were sick. I hope all of her loved ones can find peace knowing she isn't suffering anymore and is in heaven with Dave and other family members who have passed before her. Love to you all and although we have all gotten older and moved away we will always be neighbors. Love Kathy

Monique Hobbs

July 17, 2021

Mom, you were always up for gathering with family and friends. You were a loving, social being. We celebrate you today and the big heart you shared with everyone. You never missed an opportunity to connect with others, help others, break bread with others, share with others, or have fun with others. You loved big, played big, and lived your life to the fullest! I love you mom.

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