Barbara Jean Peterson
90, Lenexa, Kan.
Barbara Jean Peterson, 90, Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Leavenworth, Kan., died October 7,2012 at Sunrise Senior Living of Lenexa. She was born April 19, 1922 ,in York, Neb., to Leo V. and Nadeen M. Bennett Beckord.
She graduated from East High School in Sioux City, IA. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who journeyed with her husband around the country while he worked in the corporate offices of Montgomery Ward and Co. for thirty-one years. Over the years they resided in Aberdeen, S.D., Vermillion, S.D., Lincoln, Neb., Denver, Colo., Chicago, Ill., Overland Park, Kan., Lenexa, Kan., Dallas, TX and finally back to Chicago, Ill. She also held positions at Lincoln AT&T and The Jones Store in Overland Park, Kan. They retired to York, Neb. to care for her mother and then moved to Leavenworth, Kan. in 1997.
She married William H. Peterson in Sioux City, IA., on April 8,1944. He preceded her in death on April 13, 200,4 following the celebration of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Robert and Ray. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Beckord of Woodinville, Wash. She is also survived by sons, William H. Peterson, Jr., his wife Carol, Placida, Fla., Richard D. Peterson, his wife Sharon, Indianapolis, Ind., and a daughter Jean M. Romig, her husband Ronald, Leavenworth, Kan.; five grandchildren, Matthew Peterson, Lynn Peterson, and her husband Eric March, Anne Peterson, Rebecca Peters, and her husband Joshua Peters and Laura Romig; and great-grandchildren, Lillian Peters and Silas March.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, Kan. 66048. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the Mount Muncie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 422 Chestnut Leavenworth, Kan.