Memorial services for Frances ‘Fran’ Peterson, 94, Cedar Hill, Tex., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Gary W. Teske officiating. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery on the University of Kansas Campus.
Mrs. Peterson passed away March 10, 2012. She was born June 8, 1917 in Mansfield, Tex. Frances married John Peterson, May 17, 1952 in Washington D.C. Frances worked a number of years for the U.S. Treasury Dept. and retired in 1974 and moved to a rural home in Douglas County, Kan. that same year. In 1992, they moved to Lawrence, Kan. and later moved to Cedar Hill, Tex. in 2007. She was active in numerous community and civic organizations, including the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, Nature Conservancy, Douglas County Historical Society, League of Women Voters and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lawrence. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Ed & Millie Bailey; one brother, William ‘Bill’ Bailey; one sister, Marie Vincent; and her husband John, Sept. 22, 2009. She is survived by her brother, David Bailey of Cedar Hill, TX; sister-in-law, Justine Kloepper of Medford Oregon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, TX.