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Plains Edition Obituaries for 6-11-11

Ethel Irene (West) Peters, 82, of Ogallala, died May 29, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1928, at Ogallala, the daughter of Gordon Henry and Edith Mae (Schuler) West.

She attended the Ogallala High School, graduating with the class of 1946.

She received her normal training to teach elementary school following her graduation.

She married Clyde Peters in Saint Francis, Kan., on Oct. 8, 1944, and together they raised seven children.

She kept the books for the family construction business until Clyde’s retirement in 1996.

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She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Circle Three. She was a fifty-mile swim member at the Goodall Recreation Center and swam weekly until 2010. She was a regular blood donor at the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

For 19 years Clyde and Ethel spent summers at their cabin in Alaska and enjoyed fishing and visits from the kids. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Peters of Ogallala; children, Karon (Ron) Holscher of Ogallala, Sandra (Wendell) Mickelson of Cody, Wyo., Patsy (Dwayne) Mundorf of Omaha, Neb., Myrna Spurgin of Paxton, Nora (Harold) Simpson of Aurora, Colo., Lonnie (Marla) Peters of Ogallala, and Susie (Sam) Peters of Yuma, Colo.; her sister, Erma (George) Umburger of Genoa, Neb.; and her sister-in-law, Milly Schwasinger of Ogallala; 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carol Ness and her husband Ray and Cleo Westerbuhr and husband Dale; and her mother- and father-in-law, Fred and Mary Peters.

Ethel Irene (West) Peters, 82, of Ogallala, died May 29, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1928, at Ogallala, the daughter of Gordon Henry and Edith Mae (Schuler) West.

She attended the Ogallala High School, graduating with the class of 1946.

She received her normal training to teach elementary school following her graduation.

She married Clyde Peters in Saint Francis, Kan., on Oct. 8, 1944, and together they raised seven children.

She kept the books for the family construction business until Clyde’s retirement in 1996.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Circle Three. She was a fifty-mile swim member at the Goodall Recreation Center and swam weekly until 2010. She was a regular blood donor at the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

For 19 years Clyde and Ethel spent summers at their cabin in Alaska and enjoyed fishing and visits from the kids. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Peters of Ogallala; children, Karon (Ron) Holscher of Ogallala, Sandra (Wendell) Mickelson of Cody, Wyo., Patsy (Dwayne) Mundorf of Omaha, Neb., Myrna Spurgin of Paxton, Nora (Harold) Simpson of Aurora, Colo., Lonnie (Marla) Peters of Ogallala, and Susie (Sam) Peters of Yuma, Colo.; her sister, Erma (George) Umburger of Genoa, Neb.; and her sister-in-law, Milly Schwasinger of Ogallala; 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carol Ness and her husband Ray and Cleo Westerbuhr and husband Dale; and her mother- and father-in-law, Fred and Mary Peters.

Ethel Irene (West) Peters, 82, of Ogallala, died May 29, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1928, at Ogallala, the daughter of Gordon Henry and Edith Mae (Schuler) West.

She attended the Ogallala High School, graduating with the class of 1946.

She received her normal training to teach elementary school following her graduation.

She married Clyde Peters in Saint Francis, Kan., on Oct. 8, 1944, and together they raised seven children.

She kept the books for the family construction business until Clyde’s retirement in 1996.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Circle Three. She was a fifty-mile swim member at the Goodall Recreation Center and swam weekly until 2010. She was a regular blood donor at the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

For 19 years Clyde and Ethel spent summers at their cabin in Alaska and enjoyed fishing and visits from the kids. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Peters of Ogallala; children, Karon (Ron) Holscher of Ogallala, Sandra (Wendell) Mickelson of Cody, Wyo., Patsy (Dwayne) Mundorf of Omaha, Neb., Myrna Spurgin of Paxton, Nora (Harold) Simpson of Aurora, Colo., Lonnie (Marla) Peters of Ogallala, and Susie (Sam) Peters of Yuma, Colo.; her sister, Erma (George) Umburger of Genoa, Neb.; and her sister-in-law, Milly Schwasinger of Ogallala; 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carol Ness and her husband Ray and Cleo Westerbuhr and husband Dale; and her mother- and father-in-law, Fred and Mary Peters.

Ethel Irene (West) Peters, 82, of Ogallala, died May 29, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1928, at Ogallala, the daughter of Gordon Henry and Edith Mae (Schuler) West.

She attended the Ogallala High School, graduating with the class of 1946.

She received her normal training to teach elementary school following her graduation.

She married Clyde Peters in Saint Francis, Kan., on Oct. 8, 1944, and together they raised seven children.

She kept the books for the family construction business until Clyde’s retirement in 1996.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Circle Three. She was a fifty-mile swim member at the Goodall Recreation Center and swam weekly until 2010. She was a regular blood donor at the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

For 19 years Clyde and Ethel spent summers at their cabin in Alaska and enjoyed fishing and visits from the kids. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Peters of Ogallala; children, Karon (Ron) Holscher of Ogallala, Sandra (Wendell) Mickelson of Cody, Wyo., Patsy (Dwayne) Mundorf of Omaha, Neb., Myrna Spurgin of Paxton, Nora (Harold) Simpson of Aurora, Colo., Lonnie (Marla) Peters of Ogallala, and Susie (Sam) Peters of Yuma, Colo.; her sister, Erma (George) Umburger of Genoa, Neb.; and her sister-in-law, Milly Schwasinger of Ogallala; 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Carol Ness and her husband Ray and Cleo Westerbuhr and husband Dale; and her mother- and father-in-law, Fred and Mary Peters.