Shirley Ann Peterson
Shirley A. Peterson
78 passed away Sunday, November 23rd, in Salina. She was born April 7, 1936 in Abilene, the daughter of Cecil and Lorine (Miller) Whiteley. Growing up in the Abilene area, Shirley attended local schools and graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1954. July 29, 1955 she was married to Norris L. Peterson Sr. in the Buckeye community. In 1957 they moved to Abilene and then to Solomon in 1989. Most all of their married life was spent in Abilene. He preceded her in death September 18, 2000. She moved to Salina in 2001. Shirley was a homemaker, enjoying flowers, embroidery and attending her ladies’ clubs. She had been employed for several years by the Brown Memorial Home. Shirley was a member of the Buckeye Church of the Brethren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Whiteley.
Survived by: 2 Daughters Lois (Steve) Gish Salina
Sheri (Glenn) Welborn Eudora
3 Sons Norris (Jayne) Peterson Jr. Solomon
Wally (Cindy) Peterson Abilene
Timmy (Donna) Peterson Wichita
Sister Nancy (Bill) Marston Abilene
2 Brothers Bruce (Nancy) Whitely Salina
Dean (Judy) Whitely Solomon
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, November 29th, at the Danner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 6:30 PM Friday, November 28th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Hospice of Salina. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.