Mary E. Peterson


Mary E. Peterson, age 79, of Edwardsville, IL, born April 30, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 2:08 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was currently attending Meadowbrook First Southern Baptist Church in Moro, IL.  She was a philanthropist, an avid baseball fan, and her family was her passion. She loved her large extended family as she had many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  She would never miss a "cousin's lunch".

Mary had a heart for the Lord and was passionate about carrying out His work through a variety of missions and charities such as volunteering at Anderson Hospital as a "Pink Lady", and coordinating supply donations for the Christian Activity Center of East St. Louis.

Mary was preceded in death by her fathers, Vincent Carril, John Wyrostek, and her mother, Anna nee Brady Wyrostek.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Peterson, whom she married on September 1, 1956; three daughters: Denise “Aunt Dee” Peterson of Creve Coeur MO, Janice Kay (Tim) Phelps of Columbus OH, Stephanie (Dan) Peterson-Grauerholz of Des Moines IA;  a son, Rob (Kim) Peterson of New Douglas IL;  16 grandchildren: Hannah (Jacob), Amelia, Olivia, Crisanda, Jacob, Shaun, Mya, Jaeonna, Stella, Lillyanna, Charleeanna, Eli, Megan, Paige, Abbie, and Chloee; and 2 great grandson: Bryant and Logan; two brothers: John (Emma Jean) Wyrostek of Glen Carbon IL and Tom (Sue) Wyrostek of Granite City IL; two sisters: Jean Wyrostek-Eads of Jerseyville IL, and Anna (Charlie) Van DeVusse of Dunnellon FL.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, at Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville IL.

Funeral services will be at 11am on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles West officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon IL.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Activity Center of East St. Louis or the Fairmont City Christian Activity Center and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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