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Rhoda Elizabeth Peifer

January 20, 1929 — August 26, 2020

Rhoda Elizabeth Peifer

Rhoda Elizabeth Weber Neer Brunk Peifer, age 91, formerly of White Birch Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Sunnyside Healthcare Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Mrs. Peifer was born January 20, 1929, in Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Newton Shantz Weber and Nellie Agnes Burkholder Weber.

She was a creative, welcoming homemaker and farmers wife.  Her life of service started as a child at Ft Wayne Mission.  Throughout her life she fulfilled supportive roles in local churches, Brunk evangelistic outreach and Heralds of Hope ministry.  She was a member of the Dayton Mennonite Church in Dayton, Virginia.

Surviving are her children, Lynn Neer and wife Margaret of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Rosie Berkey and husband Carl of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Paul Neer and wife Angie of Belleville, Pennsylvania; a son-in-law, Dan Rhodes of Bridgewater, Virginia; a sister, Ruth Yoder of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Laura Showalter (Chris), Seth Berkey (fiancé Kristen), Adam Berkey (Caitlin), Molly Berkey Whitmore (fiancé Brad), Katie Alderfer (Dietrich), Charity Neer, Lisa Rhodes (Rachel), Julie Beth Rhodes, Silas Neer, and Jacob Neer; great grandchildren, Austin, Lance, Brianna, Layla, Mason, Miles, Corrinne, Zoe, Levi, Jude, Bella, Heidi and Gavin.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Peifer was preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene E. Neer, George R. Brunk II and Clarence E. Peifer; her son, David Neer, his wife Anita, and their daughter Sarah; her daughter, Elizabeth Rhodes and two siblings, Naomi Headings and John Weber.

A funeral service was held Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at the Dayton Mennonite Church in Dayton, Virginia with their ministry team officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.

The family thanks Sunnyside Community for superb compassionate care during her weeks with them as well as First Choice Hospice team.

Local arrangements are being handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.


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