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Thursday December 12th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Friday December 13th, 2019

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Interment with Full Military Honors

Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Friday December 13th, 2019

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Charles H. Peters, Sr.

COL (Ret.) Charles H. Peters, Sr, age 84 of Loose Creek, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at Jefferson City Manor.

Charles was born July 21, 1935, in Loose Creek, a son to the late Carter H. Peters, Sr. and Louise (Haslag) Peters.

Charles was a 1953 graduate of Fatima High School. 

On November 16, 1957, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Distler at St. Martins Catholic Church.  She preceded him in death on December 20, 2016.

Charles was a retired Colonel for the National Guard and had been employed as a Logistics Officer for the Missouri National Guard in Jefferson City.  Charles, and his wife Betty, also operated a hatchery and feed store in Loose Creek and owned and operated the Bermuda Shop in Jefferson City.

Charles was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council and Finance Committee.  He was also a member of the Holy Name Society, a 4th Degree Member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City where he was very active with their fund raisers, Forty and Eight Organization, Eagles Club in Jefferson City, and Loose Creek Community Club. 

He enjoyed traveling, dancing, watching MeTV, playing on his computer, and spending time with family and friends.

Charles is survived by: one daughter, Jeanne Smith and her husband Willie of Jefferson City; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Peters of Loose Creek; six grandchildren, Chad (Amy) Peters, Darren (Amanda) Peters, Tiffany (Jon Keenan) Peters, Brittany (Matthew) Pointer, Michelle Smith and Tanner Smith; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, Olivia, Everett and Londyn; three brothers, Leon (Lucille) Peters, Larry (Katherine) Peters, Wayne Peters, all of Loose Creek; six sisters, Ruth Verslues, Evelyn (Sylvester) Backes, Mary Lou (Norman) Bailey, Donna Jaegers, all of Loose Creek, Kathy (Wayne) Eynard of Bonnots Mill, and Janet (Roger) Klebba of Taos; a sister-in-law, Mary Pat Peters (Andy) Koenigsfeld; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and spouse of 59 years, Charles was preceded in death by one son, Charles Peters, Jr., a brother, Carter Peters, Jr, a grandson, Darrel Peters, and a brother-in-law, Leon Verslues.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Linn. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Callistus C. Okoroji as the celebrant.  Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Immaculate Conception Capital Campaign Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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May he rest in peace. Charley was a great friend and buddy, a true patriot and soldier. He was like a brother to me and I could always count on his sound advice and counsel. Our families had a lot of good times together and the memories will always be with us. We were blessed to have this great and good man in our lives. We are better for it. God bless you Charley, you will be missed.

Greg and Marian Eskijian Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

To the family. We send our sincere sympathy to your family at this time of sorrow. I worked with Charley at the American Legion on different projects through the years. He was dedicated to his work at the Legion. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to work with him and Betty. We know what it feels like loosing a parent and we feel your pain.
RIP Charley.
Wayne and Mary Coleman

Wayne and Mary Coleman Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

God just added another great Soldier to his army. I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce Hart

Joyce Hart Dec 11 2019 12:00 AM

Charlie was not only an officer and a gentleman, he was also a gentle man.

Rest easy, old friend.

A J Probst Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member he will be missed

Jamieneuner Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of Charles' loved ones. This world lost a good and kind man. He'll spend Christmas in Heaven this year with Betty and Charlie.

Bill & Carol Feltrop Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM

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