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Wanda Peterson, 81, Wellington: March 21, 1934 – March 20, 2016

first_imgWanda PetersonWanda Peterson, 81, of Wellington died Sunday, March 20, 2016 one day prior to her 82nd birthday at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Wanda Lee Peterson was born March 21, 1934 the daughter of Orville and Evelyn (Jett) Wirtz in Caldwell, Kansas. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1952. On January 21, 1961 Wanda was united in marriage to Marvin Willis Peterson. Wanda worked for USD 353 in the cafeteria and at South Western Bell. She enjoyed auctions, gardening, and going to garage sales, and attending the senior citizens dances with her best friend and companion, Dwight Hatfield.Surviving to honor her memory are her daughter, Michele Riggsbee and husband Scott of Sanford, NC and son, Mitch Peterson and his wife Wanda of Olathe, KS; 7 grandchildren: Christie Wimberly, Jessica Mashburn, Morgan Peterson, Vanessa Peterson, Grant Peterson, Hannah Peterson and Aidan Peterson; sisters: Almetta Iverson and her husband Dennis of Wellington, and Desilu Scott and her husband Randy of Caldwell; and her best friend and companion, Dwight Hatfield of Wellington.Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin Peterson on August 7, 1997 and a brother, Raymond Wirtz.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Wellington. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and may be left with Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. For further information please visit read more