SHELBURNE — A funeral service for Joann H. Peckham, 77, who died peacefully April 25, 2012 at the Fletcher-Allen Hospital in Burlington were held May 2 at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel in Burlington. Burial followed in the Shelburne Village Cemetery.
Joann was born on January 26, 1935 in Windom, Kansas, the daughter of George and Alta Marie (Smith) Hunsinger.
Joann graduated from Little River High School in Kansas in 1952 and attended the University of Kansas.
She married Wayne Peckham on June 20, 1955. In 1961 Wayne and Joann moved to Shelburne, VT where they built their own home in 1969 and raised their family. After a long professional career, Joann retired from UVM in 1993.
Joann enjoyed working in her gardens and tending to her flower beds. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Joann is survived by one son, Kris, and wife Karen Peckham of Essex Jct.; one daughter, Karoline, and husband Greg Camp of Woodstock; four grandchildren; Erin Camp, Tyler Peckham, Kyle Peckham, and Jordan Camp; six siblings; Georgene Glenn, Laurel Hunsinger, Kay Piper, Karyl Hunsinger, Sharon Glenn, and Linda Fesler; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years; and one brother, Dallis Hunsinger.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Fletcher Allen and Starr Farm for their compassionate care given to Joann and her family.
Those wishing may make donations to: The Lund Family Center, P.O. Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009.
To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com.
This obituary first appeared in the May 3, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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