AMESBURY, MA — Ruth M. (Peglow) Hebsch, 96, of Amesbury, MA and formerly of Wilmington, MA and Seabrook, NH died peacefully on Tuesday, June 14th at Country Center Health and Rehab in Newburyport, MA.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years and childhood sweetheart, Donald Hebsch and her brothers Lawrence and Donald Peglow.
Ruth grew up in Methuen, MA and graduated from Edward F. Searles High School, Class of 1944. During high school, she was a majorette and class secretary. Ruth had a vibrant and cheerful personality and was loved by all her friends and family. She worked as an assistant for Dr. John Marshall for many years. Ruth enjoyed sewing, playing tennis, skiing and traveling. In her younger years, she was an avid figure skater and she taught skating in Wilmington. Ruth and Don enjoyed square dancing for many years while they were wintering in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. She loved going to the beach. Ruth attended Trinity Church.
Ruth will be sadly missed by her children, Gary Hebsch and wife Ann of Plymouth, MA and Bonnie Hebsch and long time companion Ed Leary of Amesbury, MA; her 2 grandchildren, Amelia and Kyle; her 3 great grandchildren, Ella, William and Jasmine and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 23rd from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St. Salem, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be made to: Trinity Church, PO Box 635, Seabrook, NH 03874.