Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS


Mary L. Peterson

September 29, 1922May 4, 2020

Mary L. Peterson, 97, Registered Nurse, former Vice-President and Director of Nursing at St. Joseph Hospital, passed away on May 4, 2020. Born in Wagoner, Oklahoma to Clarence G. and Nancy Ann (Roselle) Hubbell on September 29, 1922. She served her country during WW II as a nurse in the U.S. Army. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 72 years, Leonard "Pete" Peterson; her son, Don Peterson; son-in-law, Larry Robb; her siblings, Paul, Clarence, Joe, Walter and Jessie. Survived by her son, Ken Peterson of Wichita; daughters, Mary Robb of Wichita, Linda (Russ) Aley of Woodlands, Texas, daughter-in-law, Diana Peterson of Wichita; brother, John (Norma) Hubbell of Ohio; sister, Lucy Berry of Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice or the Kansas Food Bank. Private Services will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mary L. Peterson

have a memory or condolence to add?

Linda Ellis

May 7, 2020

Mary was the best V.P. and Director of Nursing I've ever worked with. I felt so privileged to have worked with her. She knew every single person that was employed as I've witnessed her speaking to everyone she would meet in the halls and knew them by name. She has lived a long, vibrant life and contributed greatly to the field of nursing. My sincere sympathy to her family. Mary, you may have not been as active in nursing you later years but you will never be forgotton by many nurses that has had such a positive impact from knowing you . Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Harry Simpson

May 6, 2020

Rest Mary, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

U.S. Army Nursing Corps - WWII


Learn more about the Peterson name