Ruth Peterson

October 5, 1937 - September 11, 2015
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Ruth Peterson of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully at her home on September 11, 2015.  She was born on October 5, 1937 in Woodstock, Illinois to the late Jerome L. and Margaret G. Johnson.

Ruth grew up in Capron, Illinois and was a proud member of the North Boone High School Class of 1955 and her classmates remained friends for life.   Ruth attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and studied music at the Conservatory.   She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois.

Following graduation Ruth was a elementary school teacher. A gifted vocalist, she also was a member of the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In 1961 Ruth married Bryce R. Peterson.  They moved to Newark, Ohio in 1969 and raised their family there.  Ruth was a soloist in the Adult Choir of the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark. She was also a member of Monday Talks, Progressive Club and the P.E.O. sisterhood.

Ruth delighted in her family. She was a devoted mother to Lisa and John and a loving grandmother to Abby, Charlie, Kate and Gabriel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bryce R. Peterson, sister Janette L. Johnson and her parents.

Survivors include sister Lorraine Carmichael of Belvidere, IL; daughter Lisa Peterson Hackley and son-in-law John Hackley of Columbus, OH; son John Peterson and daughter-in-law Rebecca Peterson and grandchildren Abigail, Charlie, Kate and Gabriel Peterson of Indianapolis, IN.

A funeral  service will be held at 10:30 a.m on Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Capron Lutheran Church, 155 South Second Street, Capron, Illinois with Pastor Jessica Harren officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.

Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37, Bloomington, IN and Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL . Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org  or AndersonFCS.Com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Capron Lutheran Church

Address:

155 South 2nd Street, Capron , IL, 61012

The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 10:30 am -

Capron Lutheran Church

Address:

155 South 2nd Street, Capron , IL, 61012

A funeral  service will be held at 10:30 a.m on Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Capron Lutheran Church, 155 South Second Street, Capron, Illinois with Pastor Jessica Harren officiating.


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.


 

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Born: October 5, 1937
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Ginger Robinson posted on 9/19/15

May God Almighty of Tender Mercies Comfort the Peterson Family (2 Cor.1:3,4). When the last Enemy strikes grief maybe great And make the Heart yearn for Comfort, God Almighty of Tender Mercies gives HOPE And PROMISE, All Those in the Memorial tombs will hear His voice And COME OUT, He will wipe OUT every tear from their eyes And Death will be NO MORE, God Almighty HOPE And PROMISE IS SOON TO BE ATTAIN. May these Thoughts be of Some Comfort.

 

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