Peterson, Alice

Alice Peterson, 94, of Knoxville, IL formerly of Galesburg and North Henderson IL, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:36 a.m. at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL.  She was born Wednesday, July 15, 1925, in Galesburg, IL, the daughter of Jonathan O. and Rachel Rae Babbitt.  She married William F. Peterson in 1949, he preceded her in death.

Three children were born of this union, Steven William Peterson, Douglas Alvin Peterson, and Cathryn Elizabeth Peterson.  Alice is survived by two of her children, Doug (Darla) Peterson and Cathryn (Randy) Kehr; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, (Justin A. Peterson), her daughter, (Lee Anne McDowell) and son, (Steven Peterson).

Alice moved to California in 1944 and was employed at the Naval Supply Depo in San Pedro.  In 1945 she moved back to Galesburg working in retail and then for G&M Distributors.  After her marriage in 1949, she moved with her husband to North Henderson.  She worked at various places such as Formfit in Monmouth, Alexis Flower Shop, and Marga’s Dress Shop.  She enjoyed doing crafts, tending her flower gardens, sewing, cooking, reading, and entertaining friends and family.  She belonged to North Henderson Methodist Church Ever Busy Class, North Henderson Floral Club, Prairieland Master Gardeners, and the 1943 class luncheon club.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the North Henderson United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Friday eve, November 29, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Wise Family-Hoover Hall Funeral Home Alexis, IL Burial will be in the Mt Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance and or the North Henderson Fire Dept.  Please sign the online guestbook at  Wise Family-Hoover Hall Funeral Home Alexis, IL is in charge of the arrangements.