Dr. Margaret A. “Peggy” Bancroft of Canfield passed away at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the medical intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. She was 58 years old.
Peggy was born Jan. 19, 1952, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late William L. and Ruby J. (Richards) Bancroft.
Peggy was a 1970 graduate of Canfield High School. She furthered her education, receiving a bachelor of science in sociology and criminal justice in 1974 from Youngstown State University, a master of science in education, majoring in community counseling, from YSU in 1980, and received her doctorate in counseling psychology in 1987 from the University of Iowa.
Peggy was currently maintaining a private practice as a psychologist at Bancroft Psychological Services. Previously, Peggy was a psychologist for the Fremont County School District (Wyoming Indian Schools) in Ethete, Wyo. She was also a psychological consultant with the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna, Tenn., a neuropsychologist in the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna, and a clinical director for Hillsboro Rehabilitation Center in Nashville.
Peggy was a member of the Canfield Presbyterian Church. While residing in Wyoming, she enjoyed the Rocky Mountains and nature hiking. She loved to play the piano and was very fond of animals. Mostly, Peggy enjoyed and cherished the time she spent interacting with her family, especially all of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and her two great-great nieces, whom she loved and cared for as her own.
Peggy was married April 23, 1989, to Dr. Dwight B. Steiner; he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2001.
Peggy is survived by her brothers and sisters, William (Sally) Bancroft of Hubbard, Nancy Dunn of Canfield, twin brother Thomas (Beverly) Bancroft of New Palestine, Ind., and Martha (John) Dorrance of Canfield; nieces and nephews William (Debbie) Bancroft of Hubbard, Michelle (Rob) Collins of Navarre, Fla., John (Marlene) Dunn of Boardman, Nancy (Bill) Kunkle of Canfield, Ronald Dunn of Canfield, Christopher Dorrance of Mentor, Matthew Dorrance of Boardman, Carrie (Mark) Correll of Castle Rock, Colo., and Jessi (Matt) Bukala of White Lake, Mich.; great nieces and great nephews John (Molly) Dunn, Jacob Dunn, Kristina (Florenzo) Lozano, Kyle Kunkle, Ronnie (Megan) Dunn and the late Travis Dunn, Katie and Billy Collins, Grace and Claire Correll, Will Bukala, and Elizabeth, Alexandra, Victoria and Isabella Bancroft; and two great-great nieces, Rian and Keegan Dunn.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Peggy’s name to Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., Canfield, Ohio, 44406.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel, 65 N. Broad St., Canfield, where family and friends may view this memorial tribute and share condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
DR. MARGARET A. BANCROFT, 58