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Byron A. Peters, 91, of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:55 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center. He was born on May 3, 1928 in Taylorville the son of Charles and Letta Grace (Elliott) Peters. He graduated from Taylorville High School and the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in science. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict. He married Jane Spesard and she preceded him in death on April 27, 1981. He then married Nora DeClerck in 1982. Byron was employed by Continental Grain for 37 years. Byron’s pride and joy was working in his vegetable garden. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with the Avion Travel Cade club and the Taylorville Miners Camping Group. He and Nora were associate members of the Midwest RV Club until his health declined.
He is survived by his Wife Nora, daughter: Sharon (Dave) Jasper; sons: Charles, Steven and Jeffery Peters; grandsons: Nate Jasper, Corwin Peters, Dirk Peters and Griffin Peters. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Everett Peters and sister Evelyn Oldham.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Post # 4495 515 N. West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.