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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Rex& Kandace Hatcher
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
Our hearts and prayers for Jason, Dawn, Michael, Marie Derrick, Cara and Alex Peters! They all have big shoes to fill ! Jim & MaryAnn taught them well!
Love ,
Rex & Kandace.

Brenda {Rueb) Desrochers
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
Thinking of you at this difficult time, sending my love your way

Karen Bernard
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
There was no one like Mert! She and Jim graduated in 1968 together with Jim "Jim Boy" and Mary Ann was my cousin (once removed LOL) she will be sorely missed. Jason and Derrick and families, so sorry for your loss. Jim and Karen Bernard

Yvonne Bruce
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
To the Peters and Megehe families: Sending all of you hugs and prayers for comfort.

Mary Gard Leeper
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
Mary Ann was truly a sweet lady. She was such a special friend to my mom, Betty Gard, as my mom got older. Mom loved to eat at Molly's almost every day. She'll always have a special place in my heart. Me and husband, John, and I are so very sorry for your loss of your mother, as well as, you dad, Jim.

Kelly Wombles Kenady
   Posted Tue February 04, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Mary Ann was a fun loving person and I enjoyed being around her.

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