Elsie (Peppel) Eye, a resident of Pendleton Manor in Franklin, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022, four days before her 93rd birthday.
Born on March 15, 1929, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Julius Peppel and Lydia (Gellert) Peppel.
Ms. Eye was a prim, proper and beautiful young lady and during her high school years she participated in modeling for a photography studio. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Michigan. After graduation, she followed her love of medicine and became an X-ray technician at the University of Michigan, where she met her former husband, Dr. H. Luke Eye. They moved to Franklin, where he began his practice, and she became a homemaker. She was a talented painter of water-colors, enjoyed playing golf, bingo and bridge and volunteered with the rescue squad.
In the early 90s, she moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she continued to pursue her many hobbies. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Surviving are two daughters Suzanne Terschueren and Betsy (Elwood) Smith; a daughter-in-law, Beverly (Andy) Eye; five grandchildren, Aviana Terschueren, Christopher (Lori) Smith, Aaron (Jordan Stutzman) Eye, Seth (Laura) Eye and Isaac Eye; three great-grandchildren, Gary Smith, Bruce Andrew Eye and Lillian Eye; two sisters, Ruth Wilkes and Janie Peppel-Wojdula; a close friend, Bob Maphis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Andrew (Andy) Luke Eye; a grandson, Noah Terschueren; three sisters, Esther Lovell, Ida Green and Linda Peppel-Ludwig; and five brothers, Frederick, Albert, Edward, Samuel and Henry Peppel.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with Rev. Terry Lynn Wyant-Vargo officiating.
Memorials may be made to Pendleton Manor, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807 or Franklin Rescue Squad, PO Box 966, Franklin, 26807.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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