Lebanon Reporter


April 10, 2013

Mark E. Peery



Mark Edward Peery, of Centerville, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Mark was born in 1926 in Thorntown, to Herschel and Winifred Peery.

In his youth Mark worked very hard on the family farm, and at an early age he dedicated himself to serving God for the rest of his life. Mark never wavered from this commitment in his 86+ years.

Mark attended Earlham College in Richmond, graduating in 1947. He also worked for Quaker Hill during those years and preached at New Westville Friends Church in New Westville, Ohio. He went on to pastor a Quaker church in Clintondale, N.Y., before teaching school at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He also taught public school at Bethel, Pa., and Marshallton, Del. In 1964, he was led to start a center for prayer and spiritual learning in Elverson, Pa. In 1980 Mark moved to Westfield, where he continued his prayer ministry until 2011. He subsequently moved to Centerville.

Mark was a steadfast man of prayer even to his last breath. He earnestly sought to love and lift people to a closer, more immediate awareness of God, and to free people from the terrible binds of evil. Today we honor his fierce and fearless will that our world become in every respect a place where God is welcome and everyone can learn to be a better person.

Mark leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and loyal wife, Susan Peery of Centerville; his sister, Martha Gwyn of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a large, extended family of friends and supporters, including his eight children, Charles Peery, Nathaniel Peery, Sylvia Weider, Rocatta Tait, Jonathan Peery, Emerson Peery, Mark X. Peery and Sally Charuk.

Mark is preceded in death by his son, Thaddeus Peery.

No memorial service is planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., Centerville.

Online condolences may be made at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Text Only

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos

Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide