Mary Ann Peterman was born near Leroy, KS on August 4, 1928 to parents William C. and Mary (True) Kruger. As the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death chronologically first by brother Paul, both parents, brothers Wilmer, Clarence, Walter and her sister Clara Hiatt. She attended grade school in a one room school house at Avondale and few years of parochial school at Aliceville. She enjoyed telling her children about walking 4 ½ miles a day with her brothers Walt and Paul to school in Aliceville.
After graduating from Burlington High School, she married Charles (Pete) Peterman on January 21, 1948 at the Aliceville Lutheran Church. Her husband preceded her on September 18, 1998.
To this union three children were born; son Charles Douglas (Marikay), and daughters Deborah (Dan) Goebel and Dara (Mike) Lowry. Also surviving are six grandchildren Matt and Megan Peterman, Emily Hess, Jesse Ells, Adam and Zach Tyner and; two step granddaughters Chelsea and Shayla Lowry and eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild to arrive in February. She loved her family dearly, looked forward to seeing and spending time with all of them.
She was a Girl Scout leader, den mother and the family belonged to the Osage Oranges camping group for many years. She and Pete loved camping, fishing and traveling always looking forward to the “Next Adventure”. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. Although retired from a nursing career as an LPN for 30+ years she continued working for the Kaw Mission and the Life Center. She remained very active with volunteering for the senior center, the thrift store and had grade school children read to her. She enjoyed sending cards, her flowers, birding and loved nature books. She especially loved fishing and spending time at the cabin in Wyoming. Mary Ann was also an avid follower of “Her Boys”, Kansas University Basketball.
Service will be at Calvary Lutheran Church in Council Grove on Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:00. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Mary Ann Peterman Memorial, which will be determined at a later date.