Juanita "Peg" Proudfoot, 88, a resident of Route 3, Norris Ridge Road in Philippi, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the acute care unit of Broaddus Hospital.
She was born May 28, 1924, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Herman J. and Mary A. Poling Poling.
Peg was united in marriage April 21, 1945 to Aubrey Bertsel " Bert" Proudfoot, who preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2002.
Peg was a loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews, Mary Alice McLean and husband, Ronald, William Ray Proudfoot and wife, Kathy, Judith Ann Cain and husband, Steve, Steven Proudfoot and wife, Beth, Candace Lee Jacques and husband, Sesario, William "Bucky" Poling and wife, Mary, Stephany Primose and husband, Paul, William F. Poling Jr. and wife, Leckta, Edward Len Poling and wife, Sara, Flora Jeanne Phillips, Matthew Aaron Jacques and wife, Dawn, William Nathaniel Poling, Emma Poling, Audrey Poling, Ashley Poling, Gage Parker Poling, Chandler Paxton Poling, Logan Blaine Phillips, Brittany Dawn Jacques, Jacob Primrose and Jason Cain. Also surviving is brother-in-law, Orvel Lee Proudfoot and wife, Freda; and her dedicated caregivers, Shelia Collins and Emma Wiant.
Peg was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Poling Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Jennings J. Proudfoot and William Paul Proudfoot; and three sisters-in-law, Ida Lou Proudfoot, Jeanne Poling and Betty Proudfoot.
Peg retired as an American history school teacher with 35 years service from Barbour County Schools. She was a member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge 275, Barbour County Retired Teachers Association and was co-owner of the Green Acres Tack Shop. Peg was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church. She attended Alderson-Broaddus College and also West Virginia University.
Peg's request for cremation will be honored. Friends will be received at the Philippi United Methodist Church, 115 Mason St. in Philippi on Sunday, June 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. Inurnment will follow in Mary's Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juanita "Peg" Proudfoot memorial scholarship fund Premier Bank, 2 N. Main St. in care of Mary Alice McLean McLean.