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Forest and Mary Peters



Mary E. Peters, 96, of Hoopeston, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Heritage Health, in Hoopeston.  Forest “Pete” W. Peters Jr., 98, of Hoopeston, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Heritage Health, in Hoopeston. 

Mary was born on August 25, 1924, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Ed and Virginia (McCormick) Sheets.   Pete was born on August 27, 1923, in Hoopeston, Illinois, the son of Forest and Elma (Unger) Peters Sr.  They were married on August 3, 1942, in Missouri.

The are survived by one daughter- Jinnie (Don) Johnson of Aledo, Illinois; two sons- Jon Peters of Laguna Vista, Texas and Joe (Tami Carter) Peters of Hoopeston, Illinois; seven grandchildren- Jami (Travis) Bohy, Jill (Nate) Baker, Judie Summarell, Dan (Clodagh) Peters, Derek Johnson, Jerod (Betsy) Peters and Jeff (Amanda Lee) Peters; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pete and Mary both graduated from Hoopeston High School.  They will be remembered as loving parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and friends. A couple who loved the family farm, the Texas lake house, fishing, football pools, lottery tickets, gardening, cooking, sporting events, pool time, the famous gator and red convertible rides, but let’s not forget a sausage biscuit or donut every morning at 9:00 am sharp. Many fun memories and stories were told around the kitchen table, along with meals, and many competitive card games that will never be forgotten. Amazing times we will cherish forever.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the family farm, 14548 E. 3800 N. Rd. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

According to their wishes cremation rites were accorded.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Athletic Department.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, to assist them in honoring Pete and Mary’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on their everlasting memorial page at:

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Celebration of Life Open House
November 5, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Peter's Family Farm
14548 E. 3800 N. Road
Hoopeston, IL 60942


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