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Marian Peters

Marian Jane Peters, age 89, of Aurora, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, November, 21, 2021 at CHI St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Henderson, Nebraska at the Bethesda Cemetery followed by a 10:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Bethesda Mennonite Church with lunch to follow. Visitation will be at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora, Nebraska on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers or plants we request that memorials be made to the Pediatric Cancer Action Network, PO Box 22992, Lincoln, NE 68542. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Marian Jane Peters, daughter of John and Ella (George) Wiebe was born in Henderson, Nebraska on May 16, 1932 and passed away on November 21, 2021 at CHI St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 89.

Marian spent her entire childhood in Henderson. She graduated from Henderson High School with a perfect attendance record. Perfect not just in High School, but perfect in every single day from 1st grade through graduation. Deservedly, she was proud of that fact and so are we.

She married Wilbur Peters on June 5, 1951 and raised their family on a small farm south of Aurora. She was always known for her talents in the kitchen, especially baking. She worked for many years at the Hamilton Motor Inn, first as a baker, then cook, then supervised the kitchen, ran the restaurant and eventually also managed the motel. She became even more well known for her baking talents during this period of her life. The stories include being mentioned by Paul Harvey during his radio broadcast and a must-stop for John Madden's bus when he was traveling across the US. She was an artist with food and loved to bake for people, especially family, and watch the enjoyment and pleasure she created.

Marian and Wilbur moved off the farm and in to Henderson in 1992. She took a job at the school cafeteria and instantly had a similar impact on the students, faculty and staff. She made everything with love and care and it showed.

She was also very kind and generous. She found the good in everyone and she was adored by multiple generations through her time at the restaurant and the school.

She will be missed by all who knew her because they will always be one kind word short that day. Her family and friends will miss her terribly, but she has gone on to join those who have gone on before her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Edna Friesen; brother, Ward Wiebe and grandson, Jacob Peters.

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