Mary Ann Peters

Born: Tue., Jan. 3, 1950
Died: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 03, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 04, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Mary Ann Peters, age 70, of Kinderhook, IL passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  She was born on January 3, 1950 in Hannibal, MO to Virgil and Edna Mae Gray Megehe.  She married James ‘Jim’ Peters on June 21, 1969 at the New Canton United Methodist Church, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 2019.

Mary Ann graduated from West Pike High School in Kinderhook.  She married Jim and together they owned and operated Hull Feed Farm Supply from 1979 to 2015.  She also operated Molly’s Café in Hull from 1998 until 2015 when she retired from both businesses. Mary Ann enjoyed crocheting and painting.  She loved music of all kinds, but her favorite was Elvis Presley.  Her greatest enjoyment was cooking because she loved sharing what she made with everyone.  Mary Ann was proud to have celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Jim. They met at 13, were dating by 16, and married by 19.   Jim and Mary Ann were a team and enjoyed life to the fullest.  They were always able to find someone they knew no matter where they went and had a knack for connecting with all kinds of people and bringing them together. Throughout Mary Ann’s life, she touched so many lives because of her kind and selfless nature.  She loved to laugh and have fun, and was a loyal and dependable friend.  She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her two sons, Jason (Dawn) Peters and Derrick (Kara) Peters, both of Kinderhook, IL; three grandchildren, Michael Peters, Marie Peters, and Alex Peters, all of Kinderhook, IL; and a sister, Lisa (Mark) Sprague of New Canton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, James Peters; her parents, Virgil and Edna Mae Megehe; and brother, John Robert Megehe.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, IL.  Interment will follow at Kinderhook Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Kinderhook Cemetery or to New Canton United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Mary's memory to the following organizations:

Kinderhook Cemetery

New Canton Methodist Church

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