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Anita Peters

June 5, 1948 October 2, 2014
Anita Peters
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Obituary for Anita Peters

Anita Elaine Peters – a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a friend, and a follower of Christ passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer on October 2, 2014 at the age of 66 in Herod.              

She was born to the late George and Marie (Wagley) Emmel on June 5, 1948. Throughout her life she worked in various settings including Kodak, Library Aide at Hirsch Elementary in Spring, Texas, Bank teller in Golconda, and retired as a dispatcher at Rides Mass Transit in Harrisburg. However, her greatest joy came from raising her two children, Patty and Roger.
She is survived by son, Roger Peters and Meredith of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Patricia and D.J. Ferrell of Herod; three grandchildren, Kevin and Thomas Peters of Belleville, and Austin Ferrell of Herod.
She is also survived by three brothers of Chicago: John and Ginger Emmel, Alan Emmel, and Ron Emmel;  sister-in-law, Helen Vermillion of Terre Haute, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Ann and Dennis Ferrell of Herod.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Judy Emmel; and her only granddaughter, Jaylynn Ferrell.
Services were held at Herod Springs Baptist Church in Herod, on October 4, 2014. Pastor Chris Winkleman officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Jaylynn Ferrell Memorial Nursing Scholarship.


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