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Joan Carol Peters

Joan Carol Peters, age 86 of Ithaca, Michigan, passed away on May 28, 2019.

Joan was born August 8, 1932 to parents Beatrice and Lester Lumbert. She grew up in Ashley, Michigan graduating from Ashley High School in 1950. Joan married Russell Peters in 1949 and had four children.

Joan worked at one time for Wolverine World Wide, for Ithaca Public Schools in the office, as a playground attendant, and as a lunch lady; and as a clerk for Weight Watchers. But she was most proud of working as a Deputy for the Gratiot County Sheriff and as a 911 dispatcher.

Joan retired from the Sheriff Department and enjoyed a full active life traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Ithaca United Methodist Church.

Joan is preceded in death by her son Richard (Dick) Peters, Parents Beatrice and Lester Lumbert, sisters Marilyn Amspoker and Jacqueline (Jackie) and Tad Muscott, and brother Charles (Spike) and Patricia (Pat) Lumbert.

She is survived by daughter Carol McLane of Portland, MI; sons David Peters of Alma and Kurt (Kim) Peters of Ithaca; sister Janet (Jerry) Vanek; Russell Peters; daughters-in-law Judy Liccardi of Wrens, Georgia and Julie Peters of Madison Heights, MI, eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; and many other loved family members.  

Funeral services for Joan will be 11am Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca. Pastor Gary Simmons will officiate and burial will follow at Ithaca Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4pm and 6-8pm Sunday, June 2 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ithaca United Methodist Church.

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Reader Comments (16)

I am so sorry for your loss. Joan was A very kind lady.
May 29, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn Shaw
I am so sorry to hear this but we all know she is free from suffering. God Bless Joan and her family and friends. We will miss her greatly.
May 29, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Reeves
I am so sorry to hear this but we all know she is free from suffering. God Bless Joan and her family and friends. We will miss her greatly.
May 29, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Reeves
So very sorry to have lost Joanie. Will miss that wonderful smile. Fond memories of the "family" get-togethers, and camping at School Section Lake, and so many other moments from my childhood. She will be greatly missed.
May 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Leiter
Thank you to each and everyone of you! Joan Peters (My Grandmother) would greatly appreciate all of these wonderful comments about her! 💗
May 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKasey Peters
Joan was a great Lady with a compassionate heart and soul.  Her smile brightened every one's day! May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to help you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
Carol, David, and Kurt so sorry for the loss of your Mother.
May 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLetha Peters
Family of aunt Joan Peters
So sorry to hear this you all are in our prayers
Love you all Marcille
Hi, To all of you. My heart truelly goes out to you as the family...I would love to be there. We'll keep you in are prayers. Take ya'll. Jeff&Tracy. Aleah, Alayna🌺
Thinking of you,David.....Carol, and Kurt.
Kathy(Marcille's dau)
May 30, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Swarey
Carol, Kurt, and families, I was so shocked to hear of your mother passing, so wish I could be there, but travel at this time is not possible, I pray God will be with you all as you go thru life, it is never easy to lose a family member, but especially so to lose a mother.
May 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
RIP my beautiful Grandma!!
May 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Peters
Dear Cousins, Dave, Carol, & Kurt, Thinking of you in prayers & in sympathy. With fond memories of your mother, love, Melva (Marcille's daughter)
May 31, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMelva Holdeman
So many memories to treasure over the years, RIP Joan. Love and prayers to all the family.
June 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArt & Susie Peters
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8
June 1, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJackson Family
To my dear cousins, Carol,Dave,Kurt,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, it is not easy losing our loved ones, you have been in my thoughts & prayers, I wish I could be there, I have many precious memories of Aunt Joan. Take Care & God bless each of you.
My love, Brenda
June 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

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