OBITUARY

Annie Maude Peterson

September 26, 1920February 11, 2021
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Annie Maude Creel Peterson, 100, of Nevada, IA took her last breath on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 12:15 PM while resting peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. A visitation will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, IA on Wednesday, February 17 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. A service will be at 1 PM. Annie’s family invites her friends to join them electronically via Facebook Livestream. Burial will take place after the service at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Annie was born in a log cabin in Bibb County, Alabama on September 26, 1920 to Hadie and Edos (Thompson) Creel. Annie was the fourth of ten children and grew up on a farm where her family worked hard and provided for themselves and others through the depression years.

Annie valued her education and worked hard to finish high school despite having to frequently miss school to work in the fields. In high school, she was class historian, secretary and treasurer of the art club, yearbook artist, and voted prettiest girl. Her yearbook caption read, “With calm, cool looks, and ways serene, a frown on her face is never seen.”

After high school, Annie moved to Selma, AL to work in a cigar factory. She met Delbert Charles Peterson while he was stationed at Craig Field Army Base during WW2. Annie and Delbert were married on December 31, 1942 at the army base chapel. In 1944, Annie moved to Ames, IA to live with Delbert’s family while he was stationed overseas. After the war, they remained in Ames, where they raised three children; niece, Patricia Creel Brewster; son, Delbert Ray Peterson; and daughter, Jo Ann Peterson Hinson.

Annie worked a few different jobs, eventually retiring from Woolworth’s in 1977. She was skilled at a number of interests, including sewing, quilting, cooking, and gardening. Delbert and Annie enjoyed camping and were members of the Isaak Walton League. They were also very devoted to family, and after retirement, spent a lot of time visiting relatives. Later in life Annie lived with her daughter, Jo, and was a member of Oakwood Road Church. Annie was well known for her cooking abilities, especially her Southern fried chicken, buck dancing with her siblings, and spending quality time with her close and extended family. She was a kind and devoted Grandma Pete to her 37 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Hadie and Edos Creel; husband, Delbert Peterson; daughter, Patricia Brewster; son, Ray Peterson; great granddaughter, Alissa Peterson; five brothers, and two sisters.

Annie is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann (Craig) Hinson; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Peterson; grandsons, Lonnie (Sheila) Peterson, and children, Levi and Piper, Chris (Stace) Hinson, and children, Avery, Drake, Pepper, Genesis, Giada, and Tatum, Caleb (Ali) Hinson and son, Kyder; granddaughters, Jolene (Glenn) Meythaler, and children, Ashleigh, Jesse, Gavin, and Brendan, Jennifer (Randy) Tomlinson, and children, Taylor, Trenton, and Lilianna, Cerra (Jamie) Carter, and children, Addison, Casen, Coe, and Crew, Charon (Zach) Gibson, and son, Lincoln, Sandy (Rick) Whittham, and children, Preston, Weston, Cameron, and Conner, Megan (Mark) Elias, and children, Mckenna and William; sisters, Margie Simmons and Ruby Long, and many nieces and nephews.

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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Biography

Annie Maude Creel Peterson, 100, of Nevada, IA took her last breath on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 12:15 PM while resting peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. A visitation will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, IA on Wednesday, February 17 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. A service will be at 1 PM. Annie’s family invites her friends to join them electronically via Facebook Livestream. Burial will take place after the service at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Annie was born in a log cabin in Bibb County, Alabama on September 26, 1920 to Hadie and Edos (Thompson) Creel. Annie was the fourth of ten children and grew up on a farm where her family worked hard and provided for themselves and others through the depression years.

Annie valued her education and worked hard to finish high school despite having to frequently miss school to work in the fields. In high school, she was class historian, secretary and treasurer of the art club, yearbook artist, and voted prettiest girl. Her yearbook caption read, “With calm, cool looks, and ways serene, a frown on her face is never seen.”

After high school, Annie moved to Selma, AL to work in a cigar factory. She met Delbert Charles Peterson while he was stationed at Craig Field Army Base during WW2. Annie and Delbert were married on December 31, 1942 at the army base chapel. In 1944, Annie moved to Ames, IA to live with Delbert’s family while he was stationed overseas. After the war, they remained in Ames, where they raised three children; niece, Patricia Creel Brewster; son, Delbert Ray Peterson; and daughter, Jo Ann Peterson Hinson.

Annie worked a few different jobs, eventually retiring from Woolworth’s in 1977. She was skilled at a number of interests, including sewing, quilting, cooking, and gardening. Delbert and Annie enjoyed camping and were members of the Isaak Walton League. They were also very devoted to family, and after retirement, spent a lot of time visiting relatives. Later in life Annie lived with her daughter, Jo, and was a member of Oakwood Road Church. Annie was well known for her cooking abilities, especially her Southern fried chicken, buck dancing with her siblings, and spending quality time with her close and extended family. She was a kind and devoted Grandma Pete to her 37 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Hadie and Edos Creel; husband, Delbert Peterson; daughter, Patricia Brewster; son, Ray Peterson; great granddaughter, Alissa Peterson; five brothers, and two sisters.

Annie is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann (Craig) Hinson; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Peterson; grandsons, Lonnie (Sheila) Peterson, and children, Levi and Piper, Chris (Stace) Hinson, and children, Avery, Drake, Pepper, Genesis, Giada, and Tatum, Caleb (Ali) Hinson and son, Kyder; granddaughters, Jolene (Glenn) Meythaler, and children, Ashleigh, Jesse, Gavin, and Brendan, Jennifer (Randy) Tomlinson, and children, Taylor, Trenton, and Lilianna, Cerra (Jamie) Carter, and children, Addison, Casen, Coe, and Crew, Charon (Zach) Gibson, and son, Lincoln, Sandy (Rick) Whittham, and children, Preston, Weston, Cameron, and Conner, Megan (Mark) Elias, and children, Mckenna and William; sisters, Margie Simmons and Ruby Long, and many nieces and nephews.