Catherine Peshek Obituary

Catherine Dayton Peshek
Catherine Dayton Peshek

October 26, 1925 - September 26, 2017
Born in Mortantown, WV
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Catherine Dayton Peshek passed away on September 26th in Des Moines, Iowa exactly one month shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born October 26, 1925 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Roscoe Bartlett Dayton and Lola Ethel Dayton. Her given name was Lola Catherine Dayton, but she was known as Catherine by her family and Kit by her dearest friends.

As a young girl, she moved with her family to Trenton, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and taught home economics for a time before becoming a full-time homemaker.

Catherine married Charles Peshek, Jr. on July 7, 1951 and they made their home in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and later in Naperville, Illinois before moving to Iowa in 1998. They had three children: Jim (Anne) Peshek, Susan (Peter) Durfee and Jennifer Hines (Richard Harbart). She is also remembered by seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Catherine had a lifetime of happy memories with family and friends. She loved to swim, golf and play tennis. She was an avid bridge player and loved a good party. Catherine and Charles enjoyed traveling and visited many places around the world. Her hobbies included reading, antiquing, knitting and sewing. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and P.E.O. Chapter FY.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents and her beloved brother, James Henry Dayton.

Inurnment will be at her family plot in Ewing, New Jersey.


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Graveside Service
Ewing Cemetery
78 Scotch Rd.
Ewing Township, NJ 08628
Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:00 AM