ONAWA, Iowa | Judy Elaine Peterson, 68, of Onawa went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa after a 4-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Onawa, with the Rev. Tim Koehn officiating. There will be a private family burial in the Onawa Cemetery at Onawa. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.
Judy Elaine was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Onawa, the third child of Otto and Ellen (Jackson) Hall. She grew up on a farm in Kennebec Township, Monona County, Iowa. She graduated from Whiting High School. Later while working for the Monona County Soil & Water Conservation District, she attended night school and graduated from Buena Vista University.
Judy’s great joy in life was her family. In 1988, she married James Peterson. Together they had four children, Summer, Susan, Shawn and Steven.
Judy enjoyed all aspects of homemaking, gardening, and was a prolific quilter. She was active in her church and taught Bible for years to women in jail and prison.
Survivors include her mother, Ellen Golden of Onawa; her husband, James of Onawa; their children, Summer Tuller of Eden Prairie, Minn., Susan (Mark) Belflower of Onawa, Shawn (Leslie) Peterson of Paia, Hawaii, and Steven (Patricia) of Newport Beach, Calif.; a sister, Ellen (Tim) Bennett of Omaha; three brothers, Fred Hall of Onawa, Terry (Mai) Hall of Columbus, Ohio, and Thomas (Lois) Hall of Norfolk, Neb.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Otto, and her brother, James.
Memorials may be directed to Burgess Home Health and Hospice of Onawa, Iowa.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.