Peters, Mary J.
Mary Peters, age 96, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Mary was born on July 20, 1926, to Harry & Gladys (Cody) Eno.
Visit with family and friends on Monday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; 409 S. Main St., Vicksburg, MI 49097. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Following the service, a gathering will take place at Kline’s Resort, where Mary was a longtime resident.
Mary attended Kalamazoo Central high school. She graduated in 1944. Mary met Michael on a double date right after he returned from the Navy. They were at a dance, but they didn’t hit it off. But he was persistent, and he won her over. They were married on April 26, 1947.
Mary was an active member of her church and involved in the church choir. She was a brownie and girl scout leader when her daughter was involved. Mary loved to garden and was an avid book reader. She also painted China dishes.
Mary is survived by her husband of 76 years, Michael; their children: Linda Peters, David (Laurie) Peters; four grandchildren: Melissa Reyes, Sarah (Jereme) Smith, Justin Peters and Michael (Jayme Hart) Peters; eight great grandchildren: Gizelle Enriquez, Bella Enriquez, Addy Smith, Kinsley Smith, Hadley Smith, Grace Peters, Archer Peters and Rickey Peters as well as very special friends, Karen & Dick Randall, Diana Dobson and Bev Porter. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings: Russ, Larry, George, Margaret.
Following her wishes, cremation has taken place. While visiting Mary’s memory page at www.amsfuneralhomes.com, please sign the guest book or leave a memory. Memorial contributions can be made to Elara Caring Hospice.