|Mary Alice Peterson
Born: March 20, 1933 Died: January 10, 2017
Mary Alice Peterson, 83, of Morris, passed away Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017 at Regency Care of Morris.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Friends In Christ Lutheran Church, 1338 Clay St., in
Morris with Pastor Mark Willig officiating. Interment will follow in Saratoga Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00
am until time of service at the church.
Born March 20, 1933 in Mt. Carmel, she was the daughter of Albert and Gladys (Beehn) Rigg. She graduated from Mt. Carmel
High school with the class of 1950, Eastern Illinois University and received her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University in
Chicago. She married Thomas E. Peterson on November 29, 1957 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris. They lived all of
their married life in Morris. Mary taught math for 34 years at District 54 in Morris.
She is survived by one son, Daniel (Karen) Peterson of Morris; three grandchildren, Thomas and Cory Peterson and Makayla
Peterson; three step grandchildren; two sisters, Ida Mae Willis of Evansville, IN and Faye (Ron) Sheley of Taylorville, IL; special
friends, Jackie Myers and Alice Hunt both of Morris; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Thomas on April 29, 1998.
She was a member of the Friends In Christ Lutheran Church, educational organizations, a Morris hospital volunteer for many
years, original member of We Care of Grundy County and church treasurer for several years at Peace Lutheran Church.
Mary enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the Friends In Christ Lutheran Church.
For more information, call the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.