Michelle Amy Weir Peterson, 31, of Quincy, died at 4:37 p.m. Friday (July 5, 2013) in her home.
Born June 4, 1982, in Quincy, Michelle was a daughter of Ron and Valerie Smith Weir. She married Christopher Peterson on Nov. 17, 2009, in Maui, Hawaii. He survives.
Michelle was a member of the Church of Christ in Quincy. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved being active by camping, boating and swimming, and earned a black belt in karate. Michelle also loved art and took online classes with the Chicago Art Institute.
A 2000 graduate of Quincy High School, Michelle received her associate's degree from John Wood Community College and her associate in applied science degree from St. Louis Community College-Meramec. She had worked as an occupational therapist at Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Chris; her parents, Ron and Valerie Weir of Quincy; a sister, Janelle Weir of Quincy; mother-in-law, Roxanne Peterson of Quincy; maternal grandparents, Keith and Darlene Smith of Pittsfield; paternal grandparents, Bob and Velma Weir of Pleasant Hill; grandmother-in-law, LaVerne See of Hannibal; a brother-in-law, Kyle Petersen (Patricia) of South Lake, Texas; a sister-in-law, Dena Baginski (Radoslaw) of Chicago; three nieces, Anita, Alexa and Kerissa; two uncles, David Smith (Terry) of Jacksonville and Stan Weir of Pleasant Hill; two aunts, Cindi Schoenherr (John) and Amy Boltz, both of Pittsfield; and several cousins.
SERVICES: Cremation rites have been accorded to Michelle. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of services Thursday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Michelle Peterson Memorial Fund.
ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.