Rowena Peterson of Crystal Lake Rowena Peterson, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Kirksville, MO, to the late Mayo and Jessica (nee Smock) Ammerman. She married Phillip Peterson on May 10, 1980, in St. Petersburg, FL. Mrs. Peterson worked as a dental assistant prior to becoming the director of sales and catering for Sages Restaurants in Chicago. She went on to be the manager of the David Douglas Store in Barrington and a sales associate at Sundance in Barrington, and Dalzell Jewelers and Ambience in Crystal Lake. Mrs. Peterson is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Phillip; and her cherished and beloved daughters, of 32 years, Lisa Peterson of Studio City, CA and Caroline Peterson of Litchfield Park, AZ. In addition to her birth parents, she was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Wayne and Georgia Lesan; and by brother, Don Ammerman. A memorial visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Peterson's name may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood CA 91607, www.myeloma.org
or Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024, www.gooddaysfromcdf.org
. You may send online condolences to her family at www.davenportfamily.com
. Call 815-459-3411, for information.