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Mary Peterson

September 7, 1929 - February 6, 2014

Mary L. Peterson, 84, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, February 6, 2014, at Waters of Muncie Nursing Facility.
She was born September 7, 1929, in LaPorte, the daughter of Ernest and Norma (Lindgren) Alm. Mary graduated from Rolling Prairie High School, and attended Bethel College in Minneapolis, MN. She m…READ MORE

Mary L. Peterson, 84, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, February 6, 2014, at Waters of Muncie Nursing Facility.
She was born September 7, 1929, in LaPorte, the daughter of Ernest and Norma (Lindgren) Alm. Mary graduated from Rolling Prairie High School, and attended Bethel College in Minneapolis, MN. She married her husband, John on February 28, 1953, and lived most of her life in the LaPorte area before moving to Illinois and then to Muncie in 1969.
Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker who worked in the cafeteria at Heritage Hall Christian School, and taught Kindergarten for one year.
Mary played the organ for Grace Baptist Church, a member of Caleb’s Kin Ministry, and was involved with her husband in Gideon’s for many years.
She is survived by six children, Rev. John E. Peterson (wife, Donna), Carbondale, IL, Connie Whisler (husband, Michael), Muncie, Rev. Ron E. Peterson (wife, Jami), Chattanooga, TN, Bonnie Peterson, Muncie, Don E. Peterson (wife, Tracy), Anderson, SC, and Yvonne Heston (husband, Greg), Oakridge, TN; fourteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Alm (wife, Marilyn), Memphis, TN; a niece, Karen Montague (husband, Robert), Memphis, TN; and several other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Peterson.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastors Rory Bond and Collins Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at Grace Baptist Church, 6401 W. River Road, on Monday, February 10, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., or until one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 629, Muncie, IN 47308, or Heritage Hall Christian School, 6401 W. River Rd., Muncie, IN 47304.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at meeksmortuary.com.

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