Mary Lou Peterson, 80, of DuBois, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born on May 24, 1932 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Weir Radaker and Hazel Katherine (Adamson) Radaker. On April 13, 1966, she married Frederick Peterson in the Presbyterian Church in DuBois. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1981.
Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother who especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Peterson was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Fame. She also enjoyed playing bingo and antiquing.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia, and her husband David Clyde Sr. of St. Marys. She was "Grammy" to six grandchildren, Julie Challingsworth and her husband David of St. Marys, David Clyde Jr. of Tipton, Ryan Snelick and her husband Russ of St. Marys, Nathan Clyde of South Park, Adrienne Clyde of St. Marys and Erika Clyde of St. Marys. She was "Grandma Pete" to 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Florence Jean Johnson and her husband Robert Johnson Sr. of Derry; one niece, Carolyn Hancock of Kittaning; and a nephew, Robert Johnson Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Derry.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Joseph Clyde; a brother, Dorsey Radaker; and a sister, Beatrice Radaker.
Funeral services for Mary Lou Peterson will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Mohney Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. at 142 W. Long Avenue in DuBois, with Pastor Sara Ott officiating. Interment will follow in the Morningside Cemetery in DuBois.
Friends will be received on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 993 Beaver Dr., DuBois, PA 15801; or to Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
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