Peggy Lentz

September 26, 1937February 9, 2021

Irene Peggy Lentz, 83, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Born on September 26, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Earl Newton and Brenice (Smeltzer) Grubb. Peggy retired after 45 years with Berkeley County Schools. She was a school bus operator and switchboard operator for the Central Office. She also worked at J. C. Penney in the shoe department. She was a member of Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren and past member of the Women of the Moose. Peggy was a devoted Mother and Grandmother. She could often be found in the stands at their activities, cheering the loudest for them. Bragging about their accomplishments was her favorite past-time. She is survived by a son, Stuart Lentz, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Austin Ankers; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Lentz-Dudrow and Mark Dudrow; daughter, Susan Burner; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur Lentz and Adena; 8 grandchildren: Staci Lentz, Danielle Buck, Karen Thomas, Ashley Umphrey, Mari Slusher, Tara Burner, Cora Lentz, and Frank Burner; and 4 great-grandchildren: Emma Thomas, Taylor Buck, Karson Buck, and Sloane Umphrey. She is also survived by a sister, Betty Dunham, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart Lentz, Sr., whom she married January 26, 1957, a granddaughter, Deborah Lynn Lentz and two sisters, Llewelyn (Loumine) Tabler and Charlotte Mullineaux. Friends will be received from 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg, with Pastor Robert Miller and Pastor Tim Butler. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021


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Leslie Jones

February 25, 2021

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Gods blessings for healing in your heart and strength for your entire family.

Linda Shawyer

February 16, 2021

My Dear Friend Peggy, My beautiful memories of driving the bus together on the mountain.. If those buses could talk the story’s they could tell. When ever I needed you you were always there . When I said I don’t think I can do this you laughed and said one more hill and you will have this .. You were my inspiration. Love you my friend. prayers to Susan and family.

Gloria Carter

February 14, 2021

We where band parents, worked the concession stand. Often drove the bus when the band traveled. To her family my condolences! So sorry to hear, sending you prayers. May she RIP.

sharon oden

February 12, 2021

To the families of Peggy. What can I say about this lady had her for a bus driver and you talk about a lady that could be running behind she always got you there 5 minutes before the bell rang. Had many times talking to her at the fair. This lady could always make you laugh and the stories she would tell .She will be missed by many just keep your memories of her gone she is going to be watching over you all just like your dad has. May God be with you all thru this sad time . God got another wonderful caring and loving angel.

Dale Mills

February 12, 2021

What can I say about Peggy? I have so many fond memories. My favorite memories were the nights we would all get together and play cards. We all would laugh so much. Now she is back with Stuart and watching over all her family and friends. She will be missed.

Kim (Swartz) Willingham

February 11, 2021

Susan, Frank, Tara, and Sharon and family, so many memories of your Mom and your Dad. From horse shows, fairs, etc. your Mom could always make me laugh! Every time I would walk into the Board office she would holler at me what are you doing here lol! We would laugh and talk for at least 20 minutes before I could get around to the real reason I was there! Sending you all love and prayers and I’m here if you need anything!

Jeff Sencindiver

February 11, 2021

She was a very special person. Kind to all. I can still remember her, at J C Pennys, in the shoe department. I think she put on my first Cowboy boots. And the most that I remember her was by being a School bus driver. There was 2 things about her driving...... One was, No matter where the MHS band went...... She always made it back in record time. Second..... She could Parallel park a full size bus in a VW spot. She is going to be missed by many. So keep her memories alive in your hearts. To the family, ( Cousins ), I pray for your healing. Sending my love to all of you.

Sherry Smith

February 11, 2021

Susan and family.....I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I always enjoyed talking with her when I would go to the Board office. Oh, the tales she would tell! She was a special lady! I hope your memories will help give you peace. Sherry Smith