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Betty Jean Peters

Betty Jean Peters, age 81 of Loose Creek, passed away, Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at SSM Health St Mary’s in Jefferson City.
Betty was born July 21, 1935, in Jefferson City, a daughter to the late Fred and Ida (Wankum) Distler.
Betty attended grade school in St Martins and was a 1953 graduate of St. Peters High School in Jefferson City.
On November 16, 1957, she was united in marriage to Charles H. Peters, Sr. in St. Martins. He survives of the home.
Betty was a homemaker most of her adult life and had worked for the Division of Employment Security. She and her husband also operated a hatchery and feed store in Loose Creek and owned and operated the Bermuda Shop in Jefferson City.
Betty was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary; Monsignor Ralph Kutz 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, SSM St Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Post 5 Ladies Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society and she also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband of 59 years, Betty is survived by: one daughter, Jeanne Smith and her husband Willie of Jefferson City; one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Peters of Linn; two brothers, Frank “Butch” Distler and his wife Rosie of Jefferson City and Harold Distler and his wife Phyllis of Overland Park, KS; one sister, Marilyn Meininger of St. Peters; six grandchildren, Chad (Amy) Peters, Darren (Amanda) Peters, Tiffany (Fiancé Jon Keenan) Peters, Brittany (Matthew) Pointer, Michelle Smith and Tanner Smith; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, Olivia, Everett and Londyn, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by: one son, Charles Peters, Jr, three brothers, James Distler, Fred “Fritz” Distler and Dennis Distler as well as a grandson, Darrell Peters.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Nelen as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Immaculate Conception School.

With Fr. Louis Nelen as the Celebrant


Thursday, December 22, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Churc
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Churc
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

With Fr. Louis Nelen as the Celebrant

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Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Peters family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Carol Feltrop Dec 24 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, praying for Betty and family (My dad was Paul Wankum, Ida's brother).

Margret Wankum Hanson Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

Charles, I am so sorry for your loss of Betty. She will be missed & I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Melanie Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

you are all in our prayers unfortunately we didn't get a chance to spend as much time as we would have liked to but the little time that we did spend with Betty she made us feel extremely welcome in her home she will be missed but never forgotten .our heart goes out to the whole family . if there is any thing we can ever do please don't hesitate to ask. we love you all sincerely Chris & Robin bear

chris & robin bear Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

Charles and family, I was so saddened to hear of the death of Betty. I held her as such a dear friend and will miss her sweet smile and concern for others. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Cherish her memories. Norma Jean Townley

Norma Jean Townley Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

You have our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you & your family.

Maurice & Lois Mertens Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

Charles, we are so sorry for your loss of Betty, and to our cousins for the loss of a mother and grandmother and sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers as we can't be with you at this time. We are in Pittsburgh, Pa. with our daughter and her family until sometime next week.

Gary and Polly Wankum Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

Charlie and family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was truly a beautiful person and we know she will be greatly missed.

Ray Wadley Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss. prayers for you and your family. may God bless and comfort you. Kay

Kay Teseniar Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

Charlie; Jeanne & Willie; Harold & Phylis: and other members of the Peters Family: May the blessings of love be upon you May its peace abide with you May its essence illuminate your heart Now and forever more... ~ from Sufi Blessing of Love and Peace

Cindy Benward Dec 21 2016 12:00 AM

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