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Phyllis Faith Peterson, 83, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 4 a.m. Saturday Oct. 28, 2017, from Legacy at Waterford Place. Faith was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Brockton, Massachusetts, to John Daniel Berthal Baptist Doyle and Lillian Chesley (Weatherbee) Doyle. On June 19, 1953, in Brockton, Massachusetts, she married Robert Walter Peterson. He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 2016.
She was a homemaker and a member of Center Road Church of Christ. She was a talented seamstress; she also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crafts and traveling. She lived in Brockton, Massachusetts, Centerville, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod) and Kokomo, Indiana.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Walter (Darla) Peterson Jr., Edmond, Oklahoma, and Thomas Alton (Bonny) Peterson, Kokomo; three daughters, Cheryl Ann (Loren) Wheat, Merkel, Texas, Gail Ellen Hummel, Keene, New Hampshire, and Amy Faith (Carl) Hance, Carrollton, Texas; one sister, Joan Woodmancy. There are 14 grandchildren, Emily (Clint) McKnight, Erin (Justin) Cornell, Caleb (Gabrielle) Peterson, Christa (Christopher) Holland, Gwendolyn Hummel, Alexander Hummel, Genevieve Hummel, Gillian Hummel, Kayla Ballew, Andrew (Karissa) Brock, Adam (BryAnna) Brock, Molly Peterson, Mindy Peterson, and Jeremy Peterson. There are also 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Lois (Lovelay) Patev.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Center Road Church of Christ, 899 W. 300 South, Kokomo. Burial of cremains will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts, at a later date. Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. You may read Faith's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on October 30, 2017
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