Bertha Peters - April 18, 2009Bertha Rose Peters, 83 of Henderson, died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Aurora.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at Bethesda Cemetery, Henderson. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. in Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson with the Revs. Weldon Martins and Jim Voth officiating. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m., Thursday at Metz Mortuary, Henderson and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. The family will greet friends Friday evening from 7-9 p.m.
She was born Aug. 13, 1925, in York County to John A. and Nettie (Siemens) Regier.
She married Carl D. Peters on Feb. 21, 1946 at Henderson.
She worked for 30 years at the Henderson Hospital as a cook and CNA.
She was an active member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson where she belonged to Mission Circle I, and had previously served as Sunday School Superintendent and Bible School teacher. She was also a member of the Friendship Circle Club.
She always welcomed friends and family to her home and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Carl of Henderson; son, Joe (Lillian) Peters of North Newton, Kan.; daughter, Linda (Daryl) Heisey of Rexville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Tammi DeMers of York, Luke (Chasie) Peters of Aurora, Shalane (Tim) Cohen of Harrisburg, Pa.; Drew, Daniel, and Daedre Heisey all of Rexville, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Michelle Jantz of Washington, DC and Jason (Kate) Jantz of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Pansy Janzen of Henderson; sister-in-law Martha Hiebner of Henderson; nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother Lester; brother James Regier and his wife Evelyn; sister, Irene and her husband Arnold Friesen; brothers-in-law Frank Janzen and Irvin Hiebner.
Memorials may be directed to Grace Children’s Home or the Bethesda Radio Fund.