Joyce Peterson (Martinson)
Joyce V. Peterson
Joyce V. Peterson, 91, of the Lutheran Home Residential Care Center and formerly of Kushequa, died Saturday (February 3, 2018) at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born August 10, 1926, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille (Larson) Martinson. On August 16, 1947, at Kushequa Union Church, she married Victor H. Peterson who preceded her in death in January, 2013.
Joyce graduated from Hazel Hurst High School in 1944 and worked in Buffalo, NY, until her marriage. After her marriage, she was a homemaker as she raised their children.
As a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, she was involved with the Women of the E.L.C.A. and church council. She also belonged to the Town Study Club in Kushequa and Mt. Jewett, The Pearl Harbor Survivors Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Hamlin Township auditor and worked periodically at the McKean County Court House.
Joyce will be remembered fondly by her family and friends for her art of remembering others with her delicious baking and heartfelt notes.
Surviving are three daughters, Susan (Gary) DeVore of Clermont, Sonja (Larry) Geer of Kane and Victoria (Aaron) Hill of Madison, OH; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Kevin) Kost, Craig (Grazyna) Geer, Ryan (Kira) Geer, David (Lisa) Geer, Erin (Nick Moncelle) DeVore, Shirley Hill, Daniel Hill; and a sister Shirley West of Murrayville, IL.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents, were a son, Donald Craig, who was five years old, and a sister, Dorscella (Dottie) Ryan.
Friends will be received today(Monday) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Mt. Jewett with the Rev. David Pflieger officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery in Kanesholm.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Lutheran Home Residential Care Center, 100 High Point Drive, Kane 16735; St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Main St., Mt. Jewett 16740; Boy Scout Troop 410 in Mt. Jewett; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.