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Loretta "Lorrie" R. (Rogers) Perkey

April 14, 1939 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 78)

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Loretta "Lorrie" Perkey

  In loving memory of Loretta "Lorrie" Perkey.  Loretta Ruth Perkey was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 14, 1939 to parents Walter and Ruth Rogers.  Loretta struggled with several bouts of cancer over a period of 28 years and passed away August 12, 2017 in the Cumberland County Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee.  Her remains have been cremated.

  In 1959, Loretta married Lowell Perkey who survives her along with their three children: Susan Marple, Daniel Perkey and Sharon Patterson; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

  Loretta attended Bowling Green State University where she met her husband, Lowell Perkey.  They married August 29, 1959.  At B.G.S.U. Loretta majored in Fine Art, was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and was selected the "1959 Kappa Sigma Dream Girl" by her husband's fraternity.  Later in life, Loretta was an active member of Zonta International (Ashtabula Chapter President), the Red Hat Society and other civic organizations.  She enjoyed gourmet cooking, painting with water colors, arranging flowers and table games with family and friends.

  In the fall of 1978, Loretta along with her husband opened Perkey's Florist and Gift Shop in Ashtabula, Ohio.  Loretta managed this business for 22 years, became a certified FTD Master Florist and retired in 2000.

  A Celebration of Life and luncheon for Loretta was held in Monterey, Tennessee at the Cumberland Cove Welcome Center on September 9, 2017.  A graveside service is planned to take place at 10:30 a.m. on September 30, 2017 at the Harman Cemetery,  Gilboa, followed by a luncheon at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa.

   Local arrangements are under the  direction of LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa where condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
September 30, 2017

10:30 AM
Harman Cemetery, Gilboa, OH
Old St. Rt. 224
Gilboa, Ohio 45875

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