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M. Ilene Peabody, 86, passed away on Nov. 5, 2017, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon. She was born Sept. 28, 1931, at home, three miles west of Sheridan, a daughter of the late Harvey Glen and Mary Gladys (Good) Boyer.
Ilene attended Center Common School, Sheridan High School, and finished high school at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis in 1966.
On July 27, 1948, she was married to Bobby Padgett. She later married Ronald Lee Peabody on Jan. 17, 1978, in Lakeworth, Florida. Ronald preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2014.
In July 1955, Ilene began working at Shumate Business Forms as a proof reader. She worked there for 46 and a half years until the company closed in February 2003.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed being with friends and helping people.
Survivors include daughter, Marie E. (Clint) Hunt of Ash Flat, Arkansas. Three grandchildren, Cindy (Tim) Burnett of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Connie Coleman of Brazil, Indiana and Daniel Hunt of Ash Flat, Arkansas; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and dear friends, Mike and Anita Sedwick of Sheridan.
In addition to her parents, Ilene was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Peabody.
Published on November 6, 2017
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