Coral L. Petersen
Coral L. Petersen was born in Honey Creek, IA on November 2nd, 1924 to the late William and Cora (Parish) Mackland. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, son Lonnie, daughter Jeannette Bell and husband Charles Bell, son-in-law Jerry Woods, great granddaughter Jennifer Jensen and sisters Helen Taylor and Doris Foster. Coral is survived by son Gary (Judy) of Anamosa, Iowa, daughters Paula Woods and Patti (Michael) Rief all of Council Bluffs; sister Evelyn Foster of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; brother Myron Mackland of Fayeville, North Carolina. 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Coral worked as a Buyer and Manager of the John Beno Co for 30 years; she worked at All Appliance of Omaha NE, the Volunteer Bureau of Council Bluffs and Risen Son Christian Village. Coral had been active as a volunteer at Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Mercy Hospital for several years. She also volunteered at Lewis Central Elementary School and with the Senior Volunteer Program. Coral was a member of First Christian Church, Past Governor of Quota; Past President of Business Professional Women; Past Worthy Matron Council Bluffs Chapter #441 Order of Eastern Star and Dual member of Harmony #25 order of Eastern Star; member International Grand Representative of Order of Eastern Star; Past High Priestess of Harmony 327 Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem; Member of Satra Temple #59 Daughter of Nile. She was Chairman of the Bereavement Committee for over 24 years at First Christian Church and treasurer of the Sunday School for 22 years. Private family services will be held due to the Covid pandemic.

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Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Nov. 19, 2020.
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Coral was a special lady. I worked with her at the Volunteer Bureau and she had boundless energy and always kept learning. She had such love and pride in her family. Her sense of faith and generosity were inspiring. Prayers for her family and friends. I have no doubt that Coral will be warmly greeted at the gates of heaven. Rest in Peace
Kristin Honz
November 19, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Coral was a delight to know. We served together and talked frequently over the years. She always had a ready smile during our visits at Risen Son. She didn't always remember who I was but still chatted with me about whatever was on her mind at the time. It brought me joy to spend even a few minutes with her. Covidw stopped our visits but it did not take away my prayers for her. I will miss her but will continue to cherish the memories until the day I see her on the other side.
Diane Franks
November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss remember all of her meals she made for those at FFC. She will be missed. My prayers are with Her family
Karen Shaw
November 19, 2020
Sorry to read about Coral. Such a genuine person. I have found memories of working with her at the Volunteer Bureau. She´s earned her eternal rest. Terri Dowell
Terri Dowell
November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Coral was a wonderful asset to Beno's.
Trudy beno
November 19, 2020
So sorry for the family's loss. Know that my prayers are with you .
Jo (Foster) Larsen
November 19, 2020