Lyra F. Peterson
July 06, 1917 - March 16, 2006
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Iowa
Resided In: Creston, Iowa formerly of Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 3/20/2006
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 3/21/2006
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Evergreen Cemetery

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Lyra F. Peterson, age 88, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston, Iowa. Lyra Frances Peterson was born July 6, 1917 in Pilot Grove Township of Montgomery County, Iowa the daughter of William Rasner and Cassie Ann “Kate” (Fate) Bishop. When Lyra was five years old the family moved to Coburg where Lyra graduated High School in 1935. She worked at the JC Penney Store before her marriage to Donald Peterson on June 21, 1939 in Red Oak, Iowa. They lived and farmed all of their lives in Montgomery County, Iowa. They moved into Red Oak in 1974. Donald preceded Lyra in death on December 27, 1993. Lyra moved to Creston, Iowa in 2005 to be near her daughter Barb. Lyra was very active in the First Christian Church in Red Oak where she was a Sunday school teacher, deaconess, bible study leader, and a faithful member. She was a member of the Republican Women, Christian Women, Farm Bureau Women, Farm Bureau Homemaker of the Year for 1970, 4-H supporter for many years, Monday Club, and the Rebekah Lodge. She loved to cook, sew, bake, and make mints.

Survivors include her three daughters: Charlene Helm and husband Clarence of Evanston, WY; LaDonna Figley and husband Ray of Lees Summit, MO; and Barb Wilmeth and husband Dave of Creston, IA; son: Art Peterson of Red Oak, IA; special “daughter”: Mary Jones and husband Bob of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Colleen Dawson and husband Kent of Bellevue, NE; Cady Tebedow of LaVista, NE; Chris Helm and wife Shelley of LaVista, NE; Jeff Bullington of Lawrence, KS; Greg Bullington and wife Danna of Cheyenne, WY; Trent Figley and wife Michelle of Pleasantville, MO; Jeff Figley and wife Heather of Independence, MO; Eric Figley and wife Heather of Independence, MO; John Peterson Whitmyre of Omaha, NE; and Cassie, Maggie, and Emily Wilmeth all of Creston, IA; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; brother: Byron Bishop of Worthington, MN; five sisters-in-law: Violet Bishop of Modesto, CA; Genevieve Bishop of Merriam, KS; Mary Helen Peterson of Elliott, IA; Jean Kerr of Griswold, IA; and Marilyn Limke and husband Gerald of Des Moines, IA; two brothers-in-law: Kenneth Peterson of Elliott, IA; and Jim Franklin of Omaha, NE; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. JoAnn Thomas officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-8 PM Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Monday Club.

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