Ethel C. Peters, 98, Washington, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home, Washington. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, August 25 at the Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service was at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 26 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington. Pastor Judy Hill officiated and the congregation sang “In the Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Pallbearers were Steve Peters, Tanner Allen, Tucker Allen, Trevor Allen, Taybor Miller, Dawson Miller, Talan Mitchell, Declan Mitchell, Ian Peters, Lane Peters, Max Rickard, Miles Rickard, Cooper Harshbarger and Beau Warnke. Honorary pallbearers were Brenda Heck, Judy Allen, Amy Rickard, Shari Wurtz-Miller, Mindy Mitchell, Skyler Miller, Rachael Harshbarger , Melissa Heck, Taylor Peters, Macy Rickard, Caitlyn Mitchell and Rylen Mitchell. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Ethel was born on July 7, 1919 in Mahaska to Perry and Caroline (Brouse) Alldredge. She attended school and graduated from Mahaska High School. On October 15, 1940, Ethel was united in marriage to George Peters in Clay Center, KS. Ethel was a homemaker and a farm wife. She worked alongside George on the farm and enjoyed cooking for family and the holidays. She was a member of the Bonville Club, Emmon Unit, Scruby Club and was a 4-H Leader. She enjoyed fishing off the Devils Creek Bridge, and served on the Charleston Township Election Board. Ethel and George liked going to dances and playing pinochle. Her greatest love was spending time with family. Whether it being at a gathering, special occasions or just playing games and cards with the grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, George on January 20, 2000; and brothers, Richard Alldredge and Perry K. Alldredge. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Ron) Wurtz, Morrowville; son, Duane (Susan) Peters, Scandia; sister-in-law, Barbara Alldredge, Niceville, FL; six grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A memorial fund is established to the Washington City Library for large print books. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
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