Burton Township- Leanne Pealer-Bahnick, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at UH-Geauga Hospital.
She was born on July 26, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Delbert F. and Rosalind Ida (nee: Waterston) Pealer. Leanne was a 1959 graduate of Chagrin High School. She was an accomplished and very creative floral designer and worked for many years at Petal Pusher. Her clients loved her creations and would return time and time again when they needed that special floral piece.
Leanne was a wonderful artist, enjoyed crafts, creating homemade greeting cards that were just perfect for an occasion that she wanted to acknowledge. She also enjoyed gardening and going for rides on her golf cart! Leanne had many stuffed animals at home and especially enjoyed them if they were of a witch theme, especially snuggles.
She will be greatly missed by her sister, Gayle Hallstrom; “adopted” son, Kevin (Linda) Suszyniski; niece, Dana (Keith) Parker; nephew, Rich (Jenni) Hallstrom; her late husband’s children, Ken (Wendy) Bahnick and Connie (Karl) Smith; grandchildren, Noah and Alyssa Bahnick, Brook and Alan Smith; great-nephew, Andrew Parker; and several dear cousins.
Leanne was preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Lindy Pealer; and her beloved husband, Richard “Dick” Bahnick in 2018.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, where a celebration of her life service will follow at 12:00PM. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Leanne asked that in lieu of flowers to consider memorials in her memory to the Geauga County Dog Shelter, 12513 Merritt Rd., Chardon, Ohio, 44024, Siedman Cancer Center, C/O University Hospitals of Cleveland, PO BOX 94554, Cleveland, Ohio, 44101 or a charity of your choice.
“See you over the moon, Love the Red Witch.”
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