James F. Peters

Born: Mon., Apr. 10, 1950
Died: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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James F. Peters, 69, of Kinderhook, IL passed away on October 19, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. James was born April 10, 1950 in Waukesha Wisconsin to William J. and Garnette Dunker Peters.  He married Mary Ann Megehe June 21st 1969 at the New Canton United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Jim grew up in the Hull bottoms, taking up trapping and hunting at a young age.  He came to love hunting and fishing as he grew up and was an avid outdoorsman and Cardinal fan.  Jim was part of a group of locals who were known as ‘The boys from Illinois’, who made trips yearly for over ten years to pose as western frontiersmen in the Dakotas and badland areas.  His likeness is on many ‘old west’  posters, billboards, and book covers.  He was a longtime member of the old Mississippi Valley Muzzleloaders Association.  Jim was owner and operator of Hull Feed and Farm Supply for many years, from 1978 until his retirement in 2015.  He was very proud to have celebrated 50 years of marriage to his beloved wife this year.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ann, 2 sons; Jason (wife Dawn) Peters and Derrick (wife Kara) Peters, both of Kinderhook, IL, and 3 grandchildren, Michael and Marie Peters and Alex Peters, all of Kinderhook.  Also surviving are 2 brothers; Joe (wife Carol) Peters of Hull, IL and David (wife Karen) Peters of Walnut, IL, and 2 sisters; Sarah (husband Jerry) Bradshaw of Kansas City and Susan (husband Dale) Zimmerman of Monroe City, MO.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Oct 26, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with JoAnn Ruff officiating. Burial will be at the Kinderhook Cemetery.   Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Barry.  Memorials may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Kinderhook Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be left at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

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

Kinderhook Cemetery

St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

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Judith Chaplin
   Posted Wed October 23, 2019
So sorry Mary Ann for your loss. Sending prayers

Bonna Prater
   Posted Wed October 23, 2019
Jason, Dawn & family,
Thinking of you and sending prayers and heartfelt sympathy.
Love Bonna

Sara Hall Bartolomucci
   Posted Wed October 23, 2019
MaryAnn so sorry to hear about Jim. Hugs and prayers to you all

Richard and Kathy Dunn
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
Jim will be missed but the stories will never fade. To the family you know his travels were enjoyed by many and he lived a wonderful life with friends.

Don Davis
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
The Bible speaks of mans love for a friend. Jim was a special person who stepped up without hesitation and never expecting anything in return. His friendship toward me will always be remembered and sadly missed.

karen Saxbury
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
Jason and Derrick, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad, he was really special, one of a kind. Love and thoughts to you all. Karen(Susie)Saxbury.

Brenda Desrochers
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
Thinking of you at this difficult time. May you Feel God’s arms around you at this time.

Barb Bogie
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
MaryAnn, Derrick and Jason,
So very sorry to hear about Jim. Jim was always happy and upbeat! Always ready to lend a listening ear and his perspective if asked. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roger Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
We were so very saddened to hear of his passing, he was a very caring, funny and loving family man....he sure will be missed....

Walnut Community Bible Church
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019

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Wayne Hazelrigg
   Posted Fri October 25, 2019
With deepest sympathy . Wayne Hazelrigg

Cheryl Horton
   Posted Sat October 26, 2019
Maryann and family, My heart aches for you and your family. Am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all in this sad time. Prayers for all of you.

Benida Kroencke
   Posted Sat October 26, 2019
Dear Mary Ann, Jason and Derrick,
Those happy memories are the ones to hold close to your heart....let the sad ones fall away. I will always picture Jim with a smile on his face and hear his hearty laugh. My deepest sympathy to you in your loss of husband and dad.

Vane and Carol Huggins
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
We are so saddened to hear of Jim's death. He holds a very special place our hearts. We have so many memories from South Dakota where we first met, and especially from when "The Boys" used to stay with us during their time spent here in Kansas. My Dad was here once when they were staying, and he also thought a lot of Jim. That was no easy feat! We just heard about this, so we unable to attend the services. Please know you are held in our thoughts and prayers, and also please know that White Hair will forever be in our memories.

Patty Boldridge
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Jim will be missed.I had the pleasure of meeting him in Kansas at a photo shoot,he prepared his famous pork chops .May God be with you all at this time.

Kirk Stirnweis
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss; Jim was a great man of good humor, kind to everyone he met. A dedicated historical model who was not afraid to roll in the mud for a great shot. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace brother.-K

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