Edna Peterson, 91, of Macomb, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away at 1:16 PM, Monday, April 15, 2019, at The Elms in Macomb.
She was born on March 14, 1928, in McDonough County, Illinois, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Cloah Pearl (Lickey) Lung. She married Robert “Bob” Peterson on September 19, 1947, in Palmyra, Missouri and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2019.
Surviving are three daughters, Roberta McClure and Susan Carson and husband Randall all of Colchester and Juanita Bainter and husband Lynn of Macomb, seven grandchildren, April Hill and husband Darren, Brad Carson and wife Toni, Adam Carson and wife Amy, Jason Bainter and wife Stacy, Janelle Bainter and wife Erin Clark, Marshall McClure and companion Malinda Harris, and Michelle Bixler and husband Aaron, fourteen great grandchildren, Bethany Thompson and husband Joseph, Brooke Tindall, Gracie Carson, Tyler Griffeth and wife Nicole, Caitlin Schmalshof and husband Evan, Caleb Carson, Meg Carson, Madison McClure, Makayla McClure, Morgan McClure, Addison Bainter, James Bainter-Clark, Anna Bainter-Clark, Joshua Bainter-Clark, one great great granddaughter Eisley Thompson and one due in September, three sisters Helen Koester of Macomb, Emmie Vawter of Industry and Theda Bedwell of Peoria and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Everette Lung, husband, and one brother Roy “Bud” Lung.
A 1946 graduate of Rushville High School, she received her Teaching Certificate from Western Illinois Teachers College. She taught at the Center School in Birmingham Township. She was postmaster at the Brooklyn Post Office. She was a production assistant at the Appletree Press in Rushville, in addition to being a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.
Edna attended the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading and was an excellent cook.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Dan Wise officiating. Interment will follow in the Camden West Cemetery, at Camden. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to The Elms or MDH Hospice.