Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gertrude Mary Peters, 69, of Shell Knob, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Thursday, May 28, 2009 at her home.

She was born on June 23, 1939, to Everett and Gertrude Chastain (deceased) of Carlinville, Ill. On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ray Peters, who survives.

Additional survivors include: four children: a daughter, Kay Anderson and husband, Michael, of Granite City, Ill.; a son, David Peters and wife, Diana, of Prairetown, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Peters-Grandone and husband, Jim, of Edwardsville, Ill.; and a son, John Peters and wife, Kristina, of Shell Knob; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Everett and Harold Chastain; and three sisters, Evelyn Hobson, June Bernaix and Kathleen Debost.

She was a 1957 graduate of Granite City High School. She attended Grace Community Fellowship Church.

Funeral services were held Monday in Grace Community Fellowship Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Grace Community Fellowship Church, Shell Knob.

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