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Maxine Elinore (Peffer) Kalcevic, 94, of New Wilmington and formerly of Beaver Falls died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington.
Born June 4, 1922, in Brady Township, Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde L. and Etta (Thompson) Peffer and the wife of the late Frank J. Kalcevic, who passed away on June 28, 2001. Maxine was a registered nurse with a Masters in Education from Slippery Rock University.
She was employed at Riverside Beaver County Schools for 30 years, a Mary Kay skin care consultant for 17 years and owned a jewelry business for five years. She was a past president of the Nurses Alumni of Beaver Valley General Hospital, of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. She was also a former member of the Executive Women Council, Women of St. Rose and a 50-year member of the "Card Club." She was a member of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold E. Peffer; a nephew, Curtis Peffer; and a dear friend, Allen "Hap" Hoagland.
Surviving are a niece, Dr. Diane M. Peffer, Mesa, Ariz.; three nephews and their wives, Barry and Anita Peffer, Volant, Pa., the Rev. Donald and Zoe Peffer, missionaries in Brazil, and Steven and Sandy Peffer, Smyrna, Tenn.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Shenango on the Green in Wilmington in the Community Room.
Entombment will be in Williamsburg Chapel Mausoleum in Beaver Falls Cemetery in Chippewa Township.
If desired, friends may make a contribution to the Senior Care Fund or the Library Fund at Shenango on the Green, 238 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16142.
Published on March 24, 2017
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