Clara Margaret “Peggy” Tomer, 96, of Bridgeport, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born on October 1, 1924 in Ontario, OH a daughter of the late Arnold and Josephine (Nightstep) Tennant. Peggy was the owner of Peggy Tomer’s Garage Shop, had her own radio show “Talk of the Town”, was a former buyer for the Stone & Thomas Department Store and sang for weddings, church services and with a dance band. She was also a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, the Bridgeport Women’s Club, where she was a former President and the Bellaire Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Peggy was active in numerous clubs and a role model for women in the workplace well ahead of her time.
She is survived by four daughters, Brenda Ballog, Patricia (Mike) Velt, Janice (Harry) Ritner and Robin Roebel; a son, Jeff Tomer; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Travis H. Tomer in 1981; a sister, Rae Swiger and two sons-in-law, Ed Ballog and Tom Roebel.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic all services will be private. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd., Brookside.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the caregivers at Good Shepherd and the Welty Home for the loving care given to Peggy.
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