Sun Valley Manor has new landscaping thanks to Bob Obst.
Obst donated the landscaping, as well as a picnic table, in memory of his late wife, Peggie Hall-Obst. Peggie was an administrator at Sun Valley Manor for 18 years. She passed away about a year ago.
Sun Valley Manor residents, a few city officials, and Bob Obst gathered at Sun Valley Manor, Wednesday, July 16 to remember Peggie and dedicate the landscaping in her memory.
“She did everything the right way and made our job a lot easier,” said Rosalee Roloff, a member of the board of directors for the Clintonville Housing Authority.
Roloff added that Peggie was an efficient administrator, and had a lot of empathy for the residents of Sun Valley Manor.
“She consistently earned the rank of high performer on her report card. That gave us a lot of perks that allowed us to do things without a lot of preapproval,” Roloff said.
Adding an outdoor swing, a gazebo and new furniture were Peggie’s ideas, Roloff said.
“She pushed the board to do all the decorating you see around here,” Roloff said.
Roloff added, “Her presence is still felt here today and will remain for many years to come. It’s therefore fitting that Bob has chosen to beautify an area of the grounds in her memory. Those of us who know Peggie will never forget her, and maybe now those who never had that opportunity will get to know her in another way.”
While those gathered toured the facility to view the new landscaping, Bob spoke about Peggie.
“Peggie always considered the residents here her family,” Bob said. “She had a motto, she said, ‘I want this place to be a nice as if my mother lived here.’ And she sure did it that way,” Bob said.
Clintonville Mayor Judy Magee also addressed those in attendance.
“On behalf of the city of Clintonville I want to thank Bob for doing this memorial for his wife Peggie,” Magee said. “She was here for 18 years and left a great legacy. Now we have the beautiful signs out front and the garden here. The greatest gift that you can give is something that people will remember you by. With all of this, Peggie will be remembered for a long, long time.”