Obituary: Joyce Irene Peterson

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Joyce Irene Peterson, age 78, resident of Rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at her home.

She was born February 17, 1939, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Carl and Christine Low Knox. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1957. She married Frank Peterson on September 21, 1958, in Fort Scott. She worked as a key punch operator for Western Insurance Company for several years. She then cleaned houses on her own for over 20 years. She also worked for R&R Building Supply. Joyce enjoyed sewing and crocheting in her spare time, as well as riding horses in her younger years. She never missed a Mound City Craft Festival with her daughters. She loved watching the grandkids play ball. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Frank of the home; four children, Frank Wesley Peterson and wife Laura, Erie, Kan., Linda Jolene Wade and husband Steven, Mapleton, Kan., Flint William Peterson and wife Shannon, Nevada, Mo., and Tina Herrin and husband Gary, Devon, Kan.; 10 grandchildren, Kerri, Seth, Evan, Lindsey, Taylor, Draven, Sydney, Ry, Landry and Cooper; four great grandchildren, Bridget, Cole, McKenzie and Brooke. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Knox and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Centerville Cemetery, Devon, Kan. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Big Brother/Big Sisters of Bourbon County and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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