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Doris R. Peters, age 89, resident of 24680 State Highway 408, Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 9. 2017 at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA. Born on October 15, 1927 in Meadville, PA and living most of her life in the Cambridge Springs area, Doris was a daughter of the late William Stavey and Blanche Hane Stavey. After the death of her father when she was age 2, she was later adopted by Lona B. Hammond and Mae Hammond Stanford. Her father was the original owner of the Brown Hill store and Doris considered herself to be the Nellie Olson of Brown Hill. Her mother, Mae Hammond Stanford died in November of 1981. On June 25, 1944 Doris married Russel L. Peters and he preceded her in death on January 14, 1976.
Doris was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cambridge Springs where she had served as a deaconess. She had previously belonged to the Brown Hill United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.
In addition to her husband, Russel, Doris was preceded in death by an infant daughter - Cheryl Ann who died in 1945, a daughter - Lonana Mae Kerr who died in 2004, a son - Terry A. Peters who died in 2003, a grandson - Jody Kerr, a sister - Esther Stavey Cotterman and two brothers - William Stavey and Richard Stavey. She is survived by two daughters - Sharon R. Boone of Victoria, TX and Robin L. Groll and her husband, Gary of Cambridge Springs, and a son - Richard L. Peters of Cambridge Springs. In addition, Doris is survived by a sister - Betty Dine Kampfer of Magnolia, OH, a brother - John "Jack" Newell of Arizona; grandchildren - Daniel Boone, Andrea Richardson, Beth Ann O'Sullivan, Jeremiah Kerr, Michelle Beck, Amy Newell, Timothy Groll, Matthew Groll, and Kelsey Groll. Also surviving are 21 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday evening, July 14th from 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cambridge Springs on Saturday morning at 11:00. Interment will follow at Millers Station Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church building fund, 257 Church Street, Cambridge Springs, PA, 16403. To send condolences please visit www.vanmatrefunerhome.com.
Published on July 12, 2017
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