Margaret "Peggy" Ann Schmeltzer (nee Halpin) passed away at home with her family surrounding her on November 14, 2022 at the age of 89. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 17, 1933, to Edward and Helen (Tepe) Halpin. Peggy graduated Mother of Mercy High School and then Edgecliff College with a bachelor degree in nursing. Peggy was a nun of 15 years and a nurse of 40 years. On October 3, 1969, she married the love of her life George "Dale" Schmeltzer and they were blessed with 4 children: Pamela, Daelle, Paul and Lesli. Peggy loved playing cards and backgammon, attending her grandchildrens' events, and had a true zest for life. If you asked her what she was most proud of in life, she would answer "her kids" because kids were the most important thing she wanted out of life. Yet, if you asked her children what their mom was most proud of, they would say her grandchildren because she passionately loved and prayed for each of them each and every day. She was the glue of the family and was always the one cheering and supporting them in every life event.
Those left to carry on her legacy is her loving and devoted husband of 53 years: Dale Schmeltzer; dear children: Pamela (Brett) Dohn, Daelle Woolwine (Joel Garrett), Paul (Desiree) Schmeltzer, & Lesli Schmeltzer; cherished grandchildren: Zoe & Lydia Cothran, Layne & Sam Dohn, Nick, Michael, & Jake Woolwine, & Iliana Dennis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, & great nephews.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Helen Marie Halpin; son-in-law: Dan Woolwine; siblings: Thomas (Mary Lou) Halpin, Mary Helen (George) Griesser, twins: Jean (Ed) Poos, James (Dorothy) Halpin, & her infant twin brother: William Halpin.
Visitation will be held at Brater Winter Funeral Home on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Harrison, on Monday, November 21, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery, 9798 North Dearborn Rd, Guilford, IN 47022.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or Sisters of Mercy. A funeral home representative will be able to assist with memorials during the visitation and before the services. If unable to attend, mail your memorial made payable to charity to Brater Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, OH 45030.