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James "JD" Peters

June 3, 1944 — September 5, 2014

James "JD" Peters


James Dreuery Peters, JD or Jabe as his siblings endearingly referred to him, died at the age of 70 years. He resided in Frankenstein, on his family farm. JD died at Westphalia Hills, where he resided for several days preceding his death on Friday, September 5, 2014. He died of complications from several illnesses, including Parkinson's and a stroke.

JD was born on June 3, 1944 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. He was the son of Patrick "Pat" Peters and Reath (Smith) Peters, of Frankenstein. JD graduated from Fatima High School in Westphalia, in 1962. He retired from ABB, a manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson City, after 26 years of employment. JD was well known for his unmatched work ethic and his willingness to volunteer for long hours, any shift, at any time. He loved to work and also kept a hand in farming, caring for cattle after selling his hog operation. He taught his children to make their way in life with that hard work ethic and a determination.

JD is survived by his four children, Diane Chirnside, of Kansas City, Julie Laird, of Tampa, Florida, Jean Peters Baker, of Kansas City and Dennis Peters, of Centerville, Iowa and four grandchildren, Christian Peters, Bri Baker, Grant Baker and Eljae Walker and five of his siblings, Jack Peters, and Ronnie Peters, both of Linn, Mary Hoelscher of Jefferson City and Bill Peters and Joe Peters, both of Frankenstein.

JD is preceded in death by sister, Marge Gabelsberger who died on July 13, 2000 and his parents, Pat and Reath Peters.

To honor JD's life, a visitation will be held at Morton Chapel in Linn, on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in the name of JD Peters to the Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri, located in 14 S. Washington, Union, Missouri 63084 (www.cacecm.org).

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

James Dreuery Peters, JD or Jabe as his siblings endearingly referred to him, died at the age of 70 years. He resided in Frankenstein, on his family farm. JD died at Westphalia Hills, where he resided for several days preceding his death on Friday, September 5, 2014. He died of complications from several illnesses, including Parkinson's and a stroke.

JD was born on June 3, 1944 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. He was the son of Patrick "Pat" Peters and Reath (Smith) Peters, of Frankenstein. JD graduated from Fatima High School in Westphalia, in 1962. He retired from ABB, a manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson City, after 26 years of employment. JD was well known for his unmatched work ethic and his willingness to volunteer for long hours, any shift, at any time. He loved to work and also kept a hand in farming, caring for cattle after selling his hog operation. He taught his children to make their way in life with that hard work ethic and a determination.

JD is survived by his four children, Diane Chirnside, of Kansas City, Julie Laird, of Tampa, Florida, Jean Peters Baker, of Kansas City and Dennis Peters, of Centerville, Iowa and four grandchildren, Christian Peters, Bri Baker, Grant Baker and Eljae Walker and five of his siblings, Jack Peters, and Ronnie Peters, both of Linn, Mary Hoelscher of Jefferson City and Bill Peters and Joe Peters, both of Frankenstein.

JD is preceded in death by sister, Marge Gabelsberger who died on July 13, 2000 and his parents, Pat and Reath Peters.

To honor JD's life, a visitation will be held at Morton Chapel in Linn, on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in the name of JD Peters to the Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri, located in 14 S. Washington, Union, Missouri 63084 (www.cacecm.org).

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

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