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Mrs. Alice C. Parfitt
Mrs. Alice Catherine Parfitt of Orwigsburg died Sunday, July 5.
She was born to a Welsh-Methodist mining family in Coaldale, where she graduated from high school.
After working as a secretary in a coal-company office, she married Ralph Henry Peters, a colliery operator, in 1949. They lived in Tumbling Run, then Schuylkill Haven.
Mr. and Mrs. Peters had three children. Her husband predeceased her.
Through the best of times and many hard times that followed, "Maisie" devoted herself to her children and remained avidly loyal to her friends. Extraordinarily generous, she was a warm-hearted hostess to all who entered her home. People mattered to her; possessions did not. She encouraged a love of books and music within her family and drew great satisfaction from every success of her children, great or small.She is survived by her two sons and a daughter, Ralph Henry Peters Jr., of Warrenton, Va., Bruce Robert Peters of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Catherine Ann (Peters) Magnant of Toano, Va., and Seattle, Wash. She is also survived by a grandchild, Maggie Wimmer-Magnant, of Richmond, Va.
We, her children, will remember her drinking scalding coffee at her kitchen table while listening gleefully to a well-told tale-or telling one herself.
Service: The funeral will be held at the E. Franklin Griffith Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, and will be restricted to family members. Anyone wishing to honor "Maisie" may make a donation to the Tamaqua Public Library, S. Railroad St., Tamaqua, Pa. 18252. Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Times News on July 8, 2014
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