Mary Elizabeth Petersen, 89, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, August 21st, 2012, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Mary was born August 13th, 1923, in Welch, Oklahoma, to Glen and Naomi (Chavers) Williamson. Mary attended grade school and graduated from Welch High School class of 1941.
Following graduation Mary worked in Kearney, Nebraska, where she met her husband of 54 years, Archie Petersen.They were united in marriage on April 21st, 1946, in Kearney and were blessed with one daughter, Donna.
Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, VFW Auxiliary, her "Do Nothing" Club and "Red Hat" Society. She enjoyed crocheting and plastic needlework, reading, collecting Precious Moments figurines, playing the organ, cards and board games, as well as playing Bingo. Her favorite pastime though was spoiling her three grandchildren and most recently, her great grandson.
Mary is survived by daughter, Donna (Dale) Holbein of Lexington, three grandchildren, Denise (Greg) Behrends of Hastings, Daryn (Nicole) Holbein of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Dahlas (Amy) Holbein of Lexington and great grandson, Carson Holbein of Lexington,
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Petersen; parents, Glen and Naomi Williamson; sister, Eva Russell; brother, Conrad Williamson; and infant great grandsons, Carter Edward and Caden Eugene Holbein.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Kyron C. BeDunnah officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Children's Hospital of Omaha or the donor's Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.
Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.