|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2012, USA|
BELT, Margaret Eberle June 2, 1920 - March 5, 2012 Peggy passed away peacefully March 5, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born June 2, 1920, in Springfield, Ohio to Frank Eberle and Rosa Drumm Eberle. She was raised in Springfield; attended Springfield High School; Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science; and The Ohio State University, earning a Master of Arts in Dietetics in 1944. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1941, her junior year of college. After graduation, as many women of the Greatest Generation did, she went to work while her fiancée, Richard Belt, was stationed overseas. She worked as a registered dietitian at Mt. Carmel Hospital and Benjamin Franklin Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. When Dick came back from the South Pacific Theatre, they were married at the Wittenberg Chapel in Springfield, Ohio January 5, 1946. In 1949, they moved to Los Angeles, California where Dick was employed by Shell Oil Company. In 1951, Dick joined his father in forming Belt Printing & Lithograph Company, and he and Peggy and their young son moved to Modesto. Peggy was an avid golfer for forty plus years, a charter member of the S.O.S. Club, and a charter member of Spring Creek Golf & Country Club. She was a member of the American Dietetic Association, American Association of University Women, P. E. O. Sisterhood, Knights Ferry Museum, and a long time member of McHenry Museum & Historical Society. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several bridge groups. She also enjoyed traveling, mushroom hunting, bird watching and, most of all, spending time with her family. Peggy belonged to Grace Lutheran Church of Modesto and was an active member of the Ladies Sewing and Craft Circle. Mrs. Belt is survived by her daughters Lois Belt and Susan Belt Highiet (Doug) of Modesto; her son Robert Belt (Angela) of Sonora; her grandchildren, Matthew Belt of Hilo, Hawaii; Emilie Juncker of Baltimore, Maryland; David Belt of Sonora; Erik Juncker of Modesto; and Anna Juncker of Modesto. She is also survived by two nieces, Karen McMann Barnhart of Springfield, Ohio and Carol Eberle Evans of Cathedral City, California; three grandnieces; two great grandnieces; and a great grandnephew. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Belt of sixty years; her parents; her two brothers, John Eberle and Elmer Eberle; her two sisters, Charlotte Eberle McMann and June Eberle; and son-in-law Jack Juncker. Peggy Belt was a loving and caring person and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Services will be at 10:30 , Saturday May 12, 2012 at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Remembrances may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 Fairfax Dr. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203; National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St, Third Floor, New York, NY 10014; or to Press and Publications, McHenry Museum & Historical Society, 1402 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354.
Obit was Published in Springfield News-Sun on May 11, 2012 .
Frank J. Eberle (____ - 1941)
Rosa K. Eberle (____ - 1955)
Created by: Bunnie
Record added: May 11, 2012
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