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Betty Peters


1949 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Betty Peters Obituary
Peters, Betty
1949 - 2017
Betty L. Flowers Peters, born November 17, 1949 to Joseph L. and Ellen Lucille
Rockey Flowers. Betty grew up on a farm near Somerset, OH. She attended Holy
Trinity Catholic Grade School and Sheridan Junior High and High School.
Following her 1968 high school graduation, she enlisted in the Army. She served three years on active duty as a clerk in the Pentagon, returning to Ohio in 1971 to attend Ohio University in Athens, graduating with BSJ from OU in 1975. She worked for Social Security for ten years, spent two years as a public affairs specialist for Army recruiting and completed her Federal Civil Service career in
2007, serving as an administrative technician while maintaining her enlisted affiliation with the Reserve, retiring as a master sergeant with over 35 years military service and 30 years Federal Civil Service.
Betty was a passionate devotee of theater. She was a member of the American
Association of Community Theater (AACT), Ohio Community Theater Association
(OCTA) and Westerville Curtain Players. During her retirement, she attended an average of 70 live theater productions a year. She served as business manager and volunteer coordinator for Westerville Curtain Players and was the group's reservationist for 11 years. She worked as rehearsal assistant for many CP productions and was recognized with the volunteer of the year and Richard Near awards for her CP activities. Betty and her husband, Mark, were long-time season ticket holders and supporters of Otterbein University Theater.
Betty was an OSU Women's Basketball season ticket holder for many years and a member of its booster group, The Rebounders Club and was the club's newsletter editor.
She had a life-long interest in psychology and philosophy and was a student of
Carl Japikse's and Dr. Robert Leichtman's classes in meditation and spiritual development.
She is survived by her husband, Mark N. Peters of Gahanna; sister, Ruth Flowers-Fletcher, OH; brother, James (Jan) of Somerset; many nieces; nephews; cousins, and friends. No services will be held.
Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Otterbein Theater or to a charity
of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel. To share memories and leave condolences, please visit, www.shoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 18, 2017
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