May 7, 1926 - Feb. 16, 2014
SOUTH BEND - Jean B. Peterson, 87, of South Bend, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was born May 7, 1926 in New York, NY, to Edwin & Ethel (Schafer) Bannister. On October 9, 1948 in New York, NY she married Phillip A. Peterson. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1991 in South Bend, Indiana. Surviving are 3 children, Craig P. (Mary Jo) Peterson of Cincinnati, OH, Bruce B. (Paula) Peterson of South Bend, IN and Leslie C. (Bob) Sinn of Leawood, Kansas; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin & Ethel Bannister, her husband, Phillip Peterson, and a sister, Caroline Rappaport. Jean was a graduate of Sullivan High School in Chicago, IL, and Northwestern University in Chicago. She was a homemaker who in her younger years enjoyed water skiing. Jean was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Sorority. There will be no visitation or services and burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 18, 2014