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Marian Alida Peters, 98

January 19, 2011

Marian Alida Peters, 98, Clearfield, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Colonial Courtyard, Clearfield.

She was born April 12, 1912, in Venango, a daughter of the late Lee Macartney and Golda (French) Taylor.

July 29, 1935, she married the Rev. Edward Isaac Peters, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1981.

Mrs. Peters and her husband served various churches in the Washington Valley, Potter County areas and Kane. They were also custodians of the Mahaffey Camp from 1947 to 1976, and the North Hills Church, Pittsburgh, until 1982.

She taught piano until the age of 90 and attended Cambridge Springs Area High School. She then studied at Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., as a piano major.

Mrs. Peters attended the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield.

Surviving relatives include four children, Ruth Anthony and husband John of Plumville, Lee Peters and wife Patricia of Chattanooga, Tenn., David Peters and wife Joy of Dover, Del., and John Peters and wife Gale of Clearfield; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Doris Peters of Cambridge Springs; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and a brother, Ruth Thomas and Harry Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Peters Baltz.

Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the church with Dr. Duane A. White officiating. 

Interment will be in the Cambridge Springs Cemetery, Cambridge Springs.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearfield Missionary & Alliance School, 56 Alliance Rd., Clearfield.  

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield.

To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.

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