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Phyllis Peters

Phyllis Peters, age 88, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 29th at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. Rev. Andrea Wall will officiate. No Visitation. Private family Inurnment will be held in the Hampton Cemetery.

For everyone's safety, the family will hold a memorial service at a future date. Condolences may be mailed directly to the mortuary that will be forwarded onto the family. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Phyllis Jean Peters was born on February 20, 1932 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Dietrich J. and Sarah (Thiessen) Neufeld, and passed away in Hampton, Nebraska, on January 5, 2021, at the age of 88.

Phyllis grew up in Buhler, Kansas and graduated from Buhler High School Class of 1950. She was baptized in the Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church. She served two years in I W service in Topeka, Kansas, where she met Kermit Peters.

Phyllis married Kermit Peters on September 4, 1953 at Buhler, Kansas. They farmed near Hampton, Nebraska for 62 years. Phyllis worked at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora for 40 years as a dietary aide. Kermit passed away on April 23, 2017.

Phyllis enjoyed baking for her family and gardening and canning her bounty to share with others. She was an immaculate seamstress. Phyllis was a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kermit; two brothers, Lester and Clifford Neufeld; infant sister, Sarah Neufeld, sisters-in-law Betty Regier, Cora Kay Friesen and Marlene Neufeld and brothers-in-law, Darrell Epp and Fred Regier.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Michael (Katheryn) Peters of Boulder City, Nevada, Charlotte (Michael) Cudmore of Loveland, Colorado and Barbara (Randy) Ratashak of Johnstown, Colorado; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn (Virgil) Kroeker of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters-in-law, Ardith Epp and Caroline (Elroy) Bergen all of Henderson and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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