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Winifred "Peggy Forby

Columbus, Ohio

March 27, 1943 - June 10, 2024

Winifred "Peggy Forby Obituary

Winifred “Peggy” Forby, age 81, went into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 10, 2024. Peggy was born on March 27,1943 to Georgia and Rich Edwards in Oakhill Ohio.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Forby Sr., Her children, Robert Forby Jr.  Lisa (Bill) Woods, Her grandchildren, Mike (Brandy) Forby, Greg (Shana) Forby, John (Kristi) Forby, Tim Forby, Jennifer (Joey) Secora, Stephanie Woods, Elizabeth (Norman) Lane, Joey (Nancy) Woods, Lily (J.D) Woodgeard, Nick Forby, Krista (Robert) Forby. She cherished her many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Meeting her in heaven are her parents Georgia and Rich Edwards, her daughter Lora Forby, Daughters-in-law Laura Forby and Samantha Forby, her brothers Gene Yates and Johnny Edwards.

Peggy had a calling and a heart for hurting people. She fed, clothed, taught, and showed love to everyone she met. She helped people realize that they mattered. She was fearless. Even the hardest heart would melt under her guidance. She was the hands and feet of Jesus! She was Miss Peggy. She was “Mom” to many.

Peggy loved to make people laugh, dressing up in costumes, making videos and singing even though she would say “I can’t sing”.

Christmas was a favorite time of year for Peggy. She was always decorating every room with a different theme and gathering presents for those that would have none. She had a Christmas village that grew every year, filling the living room.

We are thankful that Peggy enjoyed taking so many pictures and videos of family, friends and just events in her life.  We will cherish the memories!

Peggy had an impressive garden surrounding her home. If you came to her house, she would make you take a tour to see what was blooming. She loved to take classes, in lots of different topics. She had many certificates, awards, honors and even articles about her in newspapers and magazines.

What did Peggy do for a living? What didn't she do! She was the energizer bunny. She was the most creative and fun Librarian at Dana Elementary; A knowledgeable health food nut for central Ohio Nutrition Center; District trainer for Drug World, designing training manuals and opening many stores in many states;  Water aerobics instructor; Working in the office and hand holder to her husband at Regal Spring; Activity director at Monterey Care Center; Ordained minister, having married several of her grandchildren; Director of Jericho's light club ministering to the families on the West side of Columbus; Sober living houses for women; Ministries at Light House and Cap City churches; Volunteer at Jordan’s crossing;  Many various flower clubs.

She loved to go shopping at all the thrift stores. If you needed something, she had it.

Because of her love for people who are hurting, she requested that her grandchildren take notice of people in need and give to them saying, “my grandma wanted you to have this”.

Her legacy will live on!   

Family and friends may gather at Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W Broad St. Monday, June 17th, 2024 from 5-7 pm where service will follow at 7pm. Pastor Steve Palmer officiating. Private family burial at a later date. 

In place of flowers, notice someone in need and give to them saying, “Peggy wanted you to have this”.

Peggy had many roles: wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed. Her memory will forever be in our hearts! 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Winifred "Peggy Forby hosted by Jerry Spears Funeral Home.

Winifred “Peggy” Forby, age 81, went into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 10, 2024. Peggy was born on March 27,1943 to Georgia and Rich Edwards in Oakhill Ohio.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Forby Sr., Her children, Robert Forby Jr.  Lisa (Bill) Woods, Her grandchildren, Mike (Brandy) Forby, Greg (Shana) Forby, John (Kristi) Forby, Tim Forby, Jennifer (Joey) Secora, Stephanie Woods, Elizabeth (Norman) Lane, Joey (Nancy) Woods, Lily (J.D) Woodgeard, Nick Forby, Krista (Robert) Forby. She cherished her many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Meeting her in heaven are her parents Georgia and Rich Edwards, her daughter Lora Forby, Daughters-in-law Laura Forby and Samantha Forby, her brothers Gene Yates and Johnny Edwards.

Peggy had a calling and a heart for hurting people. She fed, clothed, taught, and showed love to everyone she met. She helped people realize that they mattered. She was fearless. Even the hardest heart would melt under her guidance. She was the hands and feet of Jesus! She was Miss Peggy. She was “Mom” to many.

Peggy loved to make people laugh, dressing up in costumes, making videos and singing even though she would say “I can’t sing”.

Christmas was a favorite time of year for Peggy. She was always decorating every room with a different theme and gathering presents for those that would have none. She had a Christmas village that grew every year, filling the living room.

We are thankful that Peggy enjoyed taking so many pictures and videos of family, friends and just events in her life.  We will cherish the memories!

Peggy had an impressive garden surrounding her home. If you came to her house, she would make you take a tour to see what was blooming. She loved to take classes, in lots of different topics. She had many certificates, awards, honors and even articles about her in newspapers and magazines.

What did Peggy do for a living? What didn't she do! She was the energizer bunny. She was the most creative and fun Librarian at Dana Elementary; A knowledgeable health food nut for central Ohio Nutrition Center; District trainer for Drug World, designing training manuals and opening many stores in many states;  Water aerobics instructor; Working in the office and hand holder to her husband at Regal Spring; Activity director at Monterey Care Center; Ordained minister, having married several of her grandchildren; Director of Jericho's light club ministering to the families on the West side of Columbus; Sober living houses for women; Ministries at Light House and Cap City churches; Volunteer at Jordan’s crossing;  Many various flower clubs.

She loved to go shopping at all the thrift stores. If you needed something, she had it.

Because of her love for people who are hurting, she requested that her grandchildren take notice of people in need and give to them saying, “my grandma wanted you to have this”.

Her legacy will live on!   

Family and friends may gather at Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W Broad St. Monday, June 17th, 2024 from 5-7 pm where service will follow at 7pm. Pastor Steve Palmer officiating. Private family burial at a later date. 

In place of flowers, notice someone in need and give to them saying, “Peggy wanted you to have this”.

Peggy had many roles: wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed. Her memory will forever be in our hearts! 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Winifred "Peggy Forby hosted by Jerry Spears Funeral Home.

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