SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Owen Dillard Peters, 88, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Quail Creek. He was born March 6, 1925, to O.D. and Pearl Peters in Crane, Mo. He married Vaneta Wildman on Nov. 9, 1945. They lived in San Francisco, Calif., until Owen completed his Naval service in 1946. After the Navy, they lived in Michigan for a short time before returning to Crane, Mo., their childhood hometown. They resided in Crane until 2002 when they moved to Springfield. He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Crane. Owen retired in 1984 as postmaster in Crane with 30 years of government service.
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He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers; and a sister.
Owen is survived by daughters, Suzanne Hasler (Bill) and Judy Hillman (Bob) all of Springfield; son, Jerry Peters (Vonda) of Tupelo; grandchildren, Kristi Hasler, Springfield; Amy and Kane Wildforster, Springfield; Bill and Jane Hasler, Branson; Mark Peters, Tupelo; Mary and Bud Hogan, Springfield; Lori Hillman, Springfield; Troy and Melissa Peters, Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Delaney Murrell, Blu Wildforster, Jack Haydon, Quaid and Emree Hasler, Jack and Nick Hogan, and Olivia Peters.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Waite officiating under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Mar. 4, 2014
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