OBITUARY

Verna Ray "Mike" Peterson

February 6, 1936July 9, 2019
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Verna Ray “Mike” Peterson, 83, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on July 9th, 2019. She was born in Springfield, Arkansas on February 6th, 1936 to parents Sada Ray Butler and James Vernon Butler Sr. Mike was married to the love of her life: Joe B. Peterson on April 18th, 1967 and attended the Arkansas State School of Teaching. Mike had a career in the fashion industry as a buyer for several boutiques. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends at Waverly Heights Retirement Village and loved to dance, laugh, and play games. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, parents, and niece: Debra Butler, who are all celebrating her arrival in Heaven. Those left to cherish Mike’s memory are her three daughters: Becca Rutledge (Jim Travis), Cathy (Jim) Purvis, and Tammy (James) Ballew; five grandchildren: Kevin Leon Rutledge and Brandt, Brandon, Brentley, and Bryan Ballew; six great-grandchildren: Corbin, Sethjan, Brodie, Ryan, Hunter and Grant Ballew; two brothers: Jim (Sharon) Butler and Paul (Terri) Butler; and two nieces: Kimberly Re and Sarah Lewis.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Ballew
  • Brandon Ballew
  • Brandt Ballew
  • Jim Travis
  • Kevin Rutledge
  • Jim Purvis

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Jim Purvis

July 12, 2019

Our family has lost a beautiful lady that can never be duplicated or replaced while heaven has gained an angel of unbelievable character and quality.

May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort not only each of us but also the very many friends she was fortunate enough to have known throughout her life.

She is now at peace surrounded by the Love of her Lord and Savior. No doubt in her spare time Mike and Joe are gliding across the streets of gold together, showing Arthur Murray and Lawrence Welk how it's "really " done.

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