Mary Deane Peterson, 78, lifelong Burdick resident, died June 28 at Herington Municipal Hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1931, to Walter I. and M. Lucille (Burdette) Burns, she graduated in 1949 from Diamond Valley High School.
She was a homemaker and was employed for 35 years by the U.S. post office in Burdick, retiring in 1995.
She was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church, Burdick.
On April 18, 1949, she married Wendell Peterson at Hebron Lutheran Church. He died March 15, 2006.
Her parents; a sister, Marjorie Barnes; and a brother, Virgil Burns, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Burdette “Bud” of Burdick, the Rev. William “Bill” of Herington, and Marvin of Lincolnville; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday at Hebron Lutheran Church with her son, the Rev. Bill Peterson, officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Herington Hospital Foundation or the church in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S Broadway St, Herington KS 67449-3038.