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Leanne Pealer-Bahnick

BURTON TWP. –  Leanne Pealer-Bahnick, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

She was born on July 26, 1941, in Cleveland, the daughter of Delbert F. and Rosalind Ida (nee Waterston) Pealer.

Leanne was a 1959 graduate of Chagrin Falls 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 and 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 a.m. to 12 noon, at Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, where a celebration of her life service will follow at 12 noon.

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 Road, Chardon, OH 44024; Siedman Cancer Center, c/o University Hospitals of Cleveland, P.O. BOX 94554, Cleveland, OH 44101; or a charity of your choice.

“See you over the moon, Love the Red Witch.”

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.slyffh.com.