BELLEVILLE - Joseph N. Peachey, 78, of 705 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his home.
Born Jan. 30, 1934, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Noah L. and Hettie M. (Yoder) Peachey. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia A. (Peachey) Peachey, whom he married in Nov. of 1955.
He is survived by: his children, Tobe Peachey and wife, Jemima, of Belleville, Jacob N. Peachey and wife, Becky, of Tyrone, Sadie Swarey and husband, Israel, of Tyrone, Anna Swarey and husband, Ezra, of Belleville, Martha Wengerd and husband, Eli, of Tyrone, Mahlon Peachey and wife, Annie, of Belleville, and Simon Peachey and wife, Fannie, of Belleville; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Peachey, of Tyrone; brothers, Dan N. Peachey, of Belleville, and Stephen N. Peachey, of Allensville; sister, Lizzie Kanagy, of Kentucky; 74 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a son, Urie Peachey; a stillborn son; brothers, Ezra Y. Peachey, Samuel T. Peachey, Korie N. Peachey and David N. Peachey; and sisters, Fannie Swarey, Annie Peachey and Lomie Peachey.
Joseph had owned and operated the Mountain Side Orchard.
He was a member of Rock Haven Mennonite Church, Belleville.
A viewing will be held Friday afternoon and evening at 715 Front Mountain Road, Belleville. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at the same address. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Amish Cemetery.
A viewing will also be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Rock Haven Mennonite Church, Belleville, followed by a funeral service at 9 a.m. with Ministers Stanton Schmidt and Henry Swarey officiating.
Bohn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.