Leola Peterson, 80, of Tonganoxie, KS passed away on February 2, 2012 at the Tonganoxie Nursing home. Cremation has taken place with the assistance of Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Junction City, KS. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Highland Cemetery, Junction City, KS. Leola was born March 17, 1931, Junction City, KS to Leo and Lucille (Parker) Kidd. She was a homemaker for many years, but also worked as a cashier for Gibsons in Junction City and Richmond-Gordman in Topeka. She was also a member of the Edwardsville Christian Church in Edwardsville, KS. She was married to Cleon Peterson he preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Charles Peterson of Leavenworth, KS and a daughter Patty Menhusen of Tonganoxie, KS, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sisters; Dorothy McDonald and Lenice Jean Morris and one brother, Leo Kidd.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Feb. 9, 2012