Mary Louise Peterson, Sebring, Ohio

Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service

December 8, 2020

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SEBRING, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Louise Peterson (known as Mary Lou), 86, beloved aunt, was called to her eternal resting place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

She entered this world on March 31, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, born to George and Isabella Boord Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, June E. Peterson and Ruth E. DeLion and brothers, Paul E. Peterson and Lee E. Peterson.

She will be greatly missed by her nephew, Father Lawrence DeLion of Brooklyn, New York and her nieces, Patricia (Paul) Freer of Sebring and Eva Marie (Wade) Souders of Clermont, Florida.

Mary was a resident of Alliance, Ohio since 1944 and graduated from Alliance High School in 1952.

Many people knew her from working at the First National Bank of Alliance from 1951 thru 1978, before moving on to Stark County Data Processing Center for 18 years. She retired in 1997.

She is a past member of Alliance Music Study Club, Alliance Senior Citizens Chorus, Mount Union Alliance Chorale, Mended Hearts Chapter 33, Community Concert Board of Directors, Treasurer of the Alliance High School Class of 1952, Alliance YWCA, Alliance Historical Society, Alliance Traffic Council, Alliance Council of Churches and a current very active member of the Alliance First Presbyterian Church.

She loved travel and had been to all 50 states, as well as traveling internationally to more than 20 countries. She was an avid reader and was seldom without a book nearby. Her favorite pastime was her music. She had been a vocal soloist in the area since she was 18. She particularly loved to sing music that praised God and always gave God credit for having given her the talent. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Final burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park in Alliance.

Due to Covid, a Celebration of Life will be planned for this summer.

Arrangements handled by Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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