Judean Ashworth 'Little Doll' Peterson, 85, of Germantown, Ohio, formerly of Caryville, died Feb. 20 with her family by her side.
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She was born in Powell Station on Sept. 30, 1928.
She lived in Miamisburg, Ohio, until 1979 where she sold Avon and was 'the lunch lady' at Mark Twain School. She and Carl moved to Hudson, Fla., where she remained there until 2004, and then she moved to Germantown.
While in Florida, she enjoyed working in her yard with a view of the canal from the Gulf. She always welcomed visitors from the North so they could enjoy the sunset with her on the back porch overlooking the water. She was caregiver for her great-grandsons until spring 2012.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ottie Peterson; husband of 47 years, Carl Ashworth; sisters, Reba Tompkins, Helen Stanley, Pauline Wilson; brothers, Billy and Paul Peterson; stepson, Bill Ashworth; and son-in-law, Bob Gebhart.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Gebhart, of Germantown, Ohio, Judy Lynn and Jay Francis, of Kiev, Ukraine; stepdaughter, Carol Allen, of Dayton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Wilma Peterson, of Caryville; niece, Carolyn and Johnny Crabtree, of Oak Ridge; beloved granddaughters, Betsy and Josh Knight, of Germantown, Ohio, Sara and Travis Shade, of Germantown, Ohio, Robyn and Jason Gebhart, of Columbus, Ohio; the light of her life, great-grandsons, Jake and Kyle Stiver, Wyatt Eshbaugh, Evan Shade, Colten and Luke Knight; a great-granddaughter expected in July; many more of her kids' nieces, nephews and friends; special friends Mattie and Paul Coldiron and Mabel and Pat Neal.
Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at the funeral home, in Germantown.
An additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., March 1 with service to follow at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Corey Carroll officiating.
Interment will be in the family plot at Jacksboro.
Cross-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cross Smith Funeral Home
300 East Central Avenue
La Follette, TN 37766
Published in LaFollette Press on Feb. 27, 2014