In Memory of

Shirley Mae Peters

June 8, 1930 - September 1, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Shirley Mae Peters

Shirley Mae Peters

Born: June 8, 1930
Died: September 1, 2022
Age: 92

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     Shirley Mae Peters, the daughter of Arthur and Loena (Powell) Pfitzenmaier, was born on June 8, 1930, at Primghar, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent on a farm between Primghar and Hartley.  She received her early education at a country school and graduated from Hartley High School in 1949.

     Shirley married Wayne Peters on July 30, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Hartley.  To this union two children were born, a son Allen and a daughter Carol.  Following their marriage, Shirley and Wayne farmed for many years northeast of Everly.  Shirley enjoyed working at Molly Bea’s and Picadilly Circus and also worked several years at the Clay County Fair.  She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, where she served on several church committees and also taught Sunday School and Bible School.  After retiring from farming in 1996, Shirley and Wayne moved to Spencer. 

     Shirley passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home on September 1, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents and 3 sisters Jean Knight, June Hubbard and Bonnie Schoelerman.

     Left to cherish her memory are her son Allen Peters of Spencer, Iowa; her daughter Carol (John) Schwarck of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren Steven (Donica) Schwarck, Kristin (Andy) Cly, Brittany (Michael) Perkins and five great grandchildren all of Columbus, Ohio; other relatives and many friends.

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Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Allen Peters
Roger Schoelerman
Gaylen Hubbard
Steve Doran
Bill Naber
Gary Klett
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
"Beautiful Savior"
"Borning Cry"

By Gary Klett
Organist, Cynthia Knapp
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“My condolences to the family. I enjoyed visiting with Shirley every year when she had her taxes done. She was very proud of her children and spoke fondly of you. What a lovely sweet lady.”
- Sara Van Buren
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 3:33 PM
“Allen and Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about Shirley. Her short time at st luke she spent a lot of time making our staff smile and laugh. She was always very pleasant- her contagious smile will be missed! ”
- Katie Chindlund
Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 9:53 AM
“Alan, Carol & family—We can’t be with you Tuesday and want you to know we are thinking of you. Shirley and Wayne were good neighbors and friends. Our deepest sympathy to each of you. God be with you. John & Nancy Heuck”
- John & Nancy Heuck
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