Gertrude M. Peters, age 88 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn surrounded by her loving family.
Gertrude was born on March 24, 1932, in Linn, a daughter to the late John J. and Lula (Malan) Strope.
She was a 1950 graduate of Linn High School.
On December 30, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” L. Peters at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2010.
Gertrude was a homemaker and proudly employed for 20 years at the Missouri National Guard – Adjutant General where she received accolades for her services.
Gertrude was a member of St. George Catholic Church and devoted to her Catholic faith.
She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening, crocheting, reading, Bluegrass music, bird watching, rocking babies to sleep and Diet Coke.
Gertrude is survived by ten children; Michael Peters and his wife Jan of Chamois, Linda Oligschlaeger and her husband Mark of Jefferson City, James Peters and his wife Linda of Linn, Russell Peters and his wife Debbie of Linn, Kenny Peters and his wife Judy of Linn, Mary Kramer of Rich Fountain, Andrew Peters of Linn, Jessica Farley and her husband Scott of Taos, Christopher Peters of Linn, and Jeremy Peters and his wife April of Lohman; 27 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren; four brothers, Francis Strope and his wife Charlene of Rich Fountain, David Strope of Fulton, Robert Strope and his wife Irene of Linn, and Stanley Strope and his wife Margaret of Linn; one sister, Bridget Parkhurst and her husband Mike of Linn; along with many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and spouse of 57 years, Gertrude was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe, Ben and John Strope; one sister, Elizabeth “Liz” Kennedy; one grandchild, Bethany Mengwasser; and one great grandchild, Dorian Peters.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Rev. Daniel Merz as the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Renovation Fund, Special Learning Center, or Central Missouri Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com