Mazie McPeak, 94, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at her home on State Road 252, south of Franklin, surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 24, 1922, in Yosemite, (Casey County) Kentucky; Mazie was the fifth born of 11 children of the late Grover Patterson and Anna (Statham) Patterson.
Mazie married George William McPeak in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Sept. 28, 1941. They were married for 65 years, seven months until his death on April 27, 2007.
Survivors include her sister, Margaret (Patterson) Pruitt of Trafalgar; and her three children, Patsy (Dan) Kurtz of Greenwood, Sue Richmond of Nineveh and Geoff McPeak of Franklin; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Since the count is continuing to increase, Mazie has over 40 direct descendants. To name some and miss others would do her injustice, as her love for each was special.
Mazie was preceded in death by her siblings, Marvin (Flo Mae) Patterson, Ventis (Velma) Patterson, Helen (Luwell) Hogue, Marie (Arnold) Emerson, Lizabeth Martia (Jess) Farmer, Martha (Glen) Carman, Dallas Denver (Naomi) Patterson, Frank (Geraldine) Patterson and Haskel G. (Audrey) Patterson.
Mazie was a faithful member of First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
True to her faith foundation, Mazie worked as a CNA for 25 years at the Masonic Home Hospital, retiring in 1984. Her joy and passion was caring for and nurturing children (especially babies) in the family.
She worked hard, sacrificed much and delighted in God’s beauty. She grew and canned her own fruits and vegetables and officiated at family meals too many to mention –- never forgetting the nutritional value of desserts!
Her last project was to tie fleece blankets for every descendant that they might continue to feel the warmth of her love in a too-often cold world.
Gary McNamee will lead a service of remembrance with soloist Deb Shepard Baker at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin with burial following at Nineveh Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mazie’s memory may be made to Kindred Hospice, 5550 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
Online condolences may be received for the family at www.flinnmaguire.net.