It is with great sadness that the family of Velma June “Peggy” Stiles Coombs, age 84 of Braceville announces her passing after a lengthy battle with leukemia on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Signature Healthcare. Peggy was born June 4, 1933 in Morgantown, WV to the late Paul and Mary (McCardle) Stiles.
Peg was a 1980 graduate of Kent State University and worked as an administrative secretary for Hiram College, the Warren Tribune and was an executive secretary for the CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital before retiring in 1995. On numerous occasions, during her many years of employment she was voted for and earned the honor of Secretary of the Year. Peg attended Delightful Evangelical Church in Southington. She enjoyed collecting dolls, antiques and glassware. She loved to travel and going back to visit her family and friends in Morgantown.
Peggy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Carl R. Coombs whom she married on July 4, 1950, her two sons; Carl Lynn Coombs and Brian Coombs both of Braceville, nieces; Brenda Stiles Reinhart, Sheila Stiles, Mary Stiles (David) Zimmerman and Debbie Knapton. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Albin and Ralph Stiles.
Calling hours were held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at James Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Peggy was taken home to Morgantown, WV where a graveside service was held on Saturday at 12:00 pm at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. The family requests that contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren, OH 44484.
Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444. (330)872-5440. Family & friends may view Peggy’s obituary online and to send condolences to her family, please visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.