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Peggy Needham (Mrs. Frank) Heinsohn

Peggy Needham (Mrs. Frank) Heinsohn
  • May 10, 1933 - August 21, 2018
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina

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“Dear Kathy, Lisa and Frank,I missed the funeral and visitation. My condolences on your loss. I plan to make a contribution to Lutheran World Relief...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Gaetke - Charleston, SC

“Bob and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy. She and Frank were wonderful neighbors on Tabby Dr Folly for so so many years...always had a...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Carol and Bob Linville - SC

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Heinsohn. Our entire family sends their condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of the matriarch...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Will and Carol Coleman - SC

“I am blessed to have known both your mom and dad. Your mom was one of the most gracious people I ever expect to meet. She was one of those people...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Beck - FOLLY BEACH, SC

“Im glad I got to know Peggy. She will always be held in high esteem in my family. My girls loved her. I never saw Peggy distressed or sad; she was...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Sheridan - Charleston, SC

“I met Frank and Peggy at UNC Chapel Hill. We were friends singing in the choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Frank borrowed my car for as he said...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Mel Eargle - Columbia, SC

“Kathy & family,Dudley Scoggin and I wish to extend our condolences to you on the passing of your mom. The distance between our homes made it...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas Needham - Shreveport, LA

“Kathy, Melisa and Frank, so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She and your Dad meant so much to me. I am glad that they are together again....Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Anne Branch Race - Wrentham, MA

“Joan and Frank,So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I enjoyed our visits together while we were customers at Linda's Beauty Shop. Sorry I...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Georgeanna kicklighter - SC

“To the family of Peggy Heinsohn sorry we couldnot attend and be with you.Love and God's Blessing. Lois and Jimmy Sturcken ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“We always loved the times we had we Peggy & Frank. Now God has put you two back together. May the Heinsohn family find peace and love through God....Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Harry & Faye Pierce - SC

“What a wonderful lady!Our sympathy to the whole family from our whole family!Much love and prayer!Wayne and Dawn Smith, Annie Ellison Gaudi, Jimmy...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Peggy and Frank were the best of the best. God bless her beautiful soul. Hopefully knowing she is back in her Honey's arms, surrounded by roses, will...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Joan & John Berry - CHARLESTON, SC

“My sincere condolences to family and friends. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kathy and family:So sorry to hear of your mother's passing; she was such a sweet lady! I remember her from way back in our Treasury Drugstore...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Peggy was absolutely delightful. She always had a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. For years, we sat in front of her at St. Matthew's, so we had an...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC

“I was sorry to hear about Peggy. I was Frank's cousin. His mother, Lottie, and my mother, Helen, were sisters.At my mother's death Peggy and Frank...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Rita Reilly - Greensboro, NC

“We loved Peggy so much and know she will be missed by everyone who were blessed to know her. Condolences to her family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Kaye Pegram - Greer, SC - Friend


Peggy Needham Heinsohn, 85, recently of Folly Beach, SC, widow of Frank Heinsohn, Jr., D.D.S. entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Her Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 232 Calhoun Street, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Peggy was born on Mother's Day May 10th, 1933 in Wilmington, NC, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Claudia (Ipock) Needham. She later moved to Brice's Creek to a fish camp her parents ran, and attended New Bern High School, where she was valedictorian of her class and received a full scholarship to attend college; she went on to graduate from the UNC School of Nursing. At both institutions, she played percussion in the marching and symphonic bands. She met her future husband Frank in the UNC band, when he audaciously laughed at her band uniform. She taught and practiced Psychiatric Nursing in NC, and later in MA (while they were stationed at Ft. Devens). Peggy raised her family in Charleston, SC. She was a retired registered nurse, and served as the Office Manager for her husband's dental practice for more than 20 years. She was a faithful member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and a Master Consulting Rosarian for the American Rose Society. For many years, she led rose garden tours throughout Europe and exhibited roses at shows and gave lectures closer to home. She was a renowned seafood cook and loved the outdoors-fishing, shrimping, hunting, and gardening. She loved boating with her dad on Brice's Creek, and later with her Frank on the Folly River or the Intracoastal Waterway. She was an avid bird watcher and animal lover, and owned many dogs (primarily springer spaniels) and cats through the years.

Peggy set a wonderful example of faith in her daily devotion to God and her commitment to over 5 decades of marriage. Her loving legacy lives on in her three children, Dr. Kathy Heinsohn (friend Dr. Walt Bell) of Brunswick, MD, Melisa H. Vinci (Marty) of Bluffton, SC, and Frank Heinsohn (Joan) of Patuxent River, MD; a foster daughter, Judy Pierce DuPont; 8 grandchildren- Meredith Johnson, Christine (Spencer) Willis, AJ Johnson, Martin (Jen) Vinci, Katie (James) McGee, Sophie Heinsohn, dalas verdugo, and Stacey (Lee) Coleman; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and "adopted daughters and sons" around the world who sat at her table and needed a listening ear. She is also survived by her beloved cat Snoofy.
For her 85th birthday in May, Peggy realized her life-long dream of having her family with her on a Rhine River cruise. She was the belle of the ship and greeted warmly by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran World Relief Disaster Response (<https://lwr.org> or (800) 597-5972).