The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 9, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


Evelyn Lilly

Evelyn Lilly, 57, of Fireco, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Mary Filipek Peelish

Mary Filipek Peelish, age 93, of Glen Morgan, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, WV.

Born on July 19, 1919, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Nellie Byk Filipek.

Mary was a devoted homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Bill” Peelish, a brother, Joseph Filipek, a sister, “Jenny” Humphrey, and a grandson, Michael Marinch.

Those left to cherish her memory include three children, Florence Marinch and her husband Steve of Battle Creek, Mich., Walter Peelish and his wife Kay of Shady Spring, and Ronald Peelish and his wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Five sisters, Stella Novak, Lilly Janice, Rosie Bozo, Blanche Champer, and Stephanie Steele. Four brothers, Walter, Eddie, Theodore, and Andrew Filipek. Eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins are also among her survivors.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at the St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Samuel Sacus as the Celebrant. A Rite of Committal will follow at the Mount Calvary Addition of Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Friends may call at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. with Rev. Mr. Don Wise.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Francis deSales Catholic School, 614 S. Oakwood Avenue, Beckley, WV 25801, in memory of Mrs. Peelish. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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