Millcreek Gardens Founder Lynda Pealer Dies at 78

Millcreek Gardens Founder Lynda Pealer Dies at 78

GG-April-1985-Cover-Millcreek-GardensMillcreek Gardens in Ostrander, OH, is mourning the death of the company’s founder, Lynda Pealer, who passed away on Dec. 24, 2018. Lynda, together with her husband George, began Millcreek Gardens in February 1978, and grew from Lynda and George’s vision and desire to provide high-quality plants to the Ohio Valley Region.

Lynda in particular had a passion for herbs, and wanting others to have the same opportunities, Lynda developed Millcreek into a pioneer in the industry as one of the first nurseries in the region to provide herbs on a wholesale basis. Lynda was an herb grower for many years and the company’s success today is a direct reflection of her influence, expertise, and vision.


As Millcreek grew and the staff expanded, Lynda transitioned to management responsibilities in the sales and business offices. Though she retired in 2012, she remained involved in plant selection and compiling herb offerings from year to year. She also enjoyed working each Fall on the cover design for the Millcreek Catalog.

“I was honored to know and work with Lynda for more than 20 years,” says Megan Armstrong, Assistant General Manager and Business Office Manager at Millcreek. “She had a profound impact on Millcreek as a founder, owner, grower, and friend. Our entire team will miss her greatly as we carry on her vision. Our thoughts and prayers are with George and the Pealer family.”

You can read Lynda Pealer’s full obituary here.