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Willis Peachy

Willis E. “Bill” Peachy, 92, Danville, Ky., formerly of Kendallville, Ind., died Friday, August 23, 2013 at his daughter’s residence.

     He was born May 4, 1921, in Topeka, to Clarence O. and Ella M. (Eash) Peachy.

     He was a 1940 graduate of Kendallville High School and entered the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1942-1945. He worked at Kraft Foods in Kendallville for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He was a lifetime member American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and past member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge.

     He was married April 5, 1947, in Kendallville, Ind., to Doloris Ruth Gardner. She preceded him in death on September 4, 2007.

     Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jean Peachy, Kendallville, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dennis Moore, Danville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Kim and John McIntrye, Lexington, Ky., Matthew and Nikki Moore, Bowling Green, Ky., Jennifer and Robbie Ellis, Gravel Switch, Ky., Rebekah

and David Baker, Lexington, Ky., Lisa and Jared Olivetti, West Lafayette, Ind., Zachary Peachy, Pittsburgh, Penn., Tamara Peachy, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Rob Thomas, Staton Island, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cyril and Diane Peachy, The Villages, Fla., and Francis Peachy and Alyce Kennedy, Nashville, Tenn.; five nieces; and four nephews.

     He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Deborah (Peachy) Thomas, one brother, Max Peachey, and two sisters, Maxine Woodcox and Betty Christine Peachy.

     Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, August 30, at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

     Graveside service with military honors by Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and Rome City American Legion Post 381 will be 1:15 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville with Pastor Jared Olivetti officiating.

     Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Danville Hospice, or church of donor’s choice.

     Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome.comor

     Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.