Carol Peters


Peters Web 2Carol Rose Peters, age 92 of Marshall, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas and Olney, Illinois, passed away Saturday, July 23. 2016 at Heritage Point in Marshall. Services were held on Saturday, July 30 at the Tracy United Methodist Church followed by interment at Bethel Cemetery, Custer Township, rural Garvin. Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Carol was born to Russell and Edna (Rusk) Shan, in Noble, Illinois, on April 8, 1924. She attended Noble Elementary and High School, graduating in 1942. Carol worked in St. Louis for a few years. As the war ended, she married Glen Peters in 1945.  In 1950 their first child, Shan, was born, later followed by Melanie. As a stay-at-home mother, Carol was very involved with the Fort Worth League of Women Voters and the Ridglea Swimming Pool Assoc. when they lived in Texas. The family moved to Minnesota in 1962.  In the following years, Carol learned to ride hunt seat, enjoyed the girls’ horses and going to horse shows they competed in, loved antique collecting and playing bridge. Always interested in politics, she served as an election judge in Shoreview for several years. Carol liked meeting people when she was a member of WAMSO, and served on the gala ball committee. As a member of the Peace United Methodist Church, she was quite active. She particularly enjoyed the friendship circle in later years.

Carol is survived by her daughters, C. Shan Balmer and Melanie Pamp (Doug); grandchildren Ben Pamp (Kate), Kim Larson, Sarah Pamp Brakke (Dave); great-grandchildren Haidyn and Adali Larson; sister Janet Miller, Robinson, IL; brothers Jerry Shan (Marilyn), Noble, IL and Steve Shan (Arletta), Olney, IL; many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

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