67 of 1173 N. Kellogg St. died at 9:10 pm Sunday, December 24, 2006 at her home following a cancer illness since 1994.
She was born on August 12, 1939 in Abingdon to Clyde K. and Hazel L. Meyers Peterson, Sr. She married David H. Courson on June 2, 1957 at the Abingdon Christian Church. He survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Kevin Courson of Denison, TX, Todd (and Amy) Courson of Maquon, Cary (and Diana) Courson of Battle Ground, WA, Dustin (and Kerry) Courson of Galesburg; one daughter, Julie Courson of Galesburg; 17 grandchildren including a granddaughter, Paelynne Courson who was raised in the home; 3 great grandchildren; one sister, Sally Housh, of Galesburg; two brothers, Donald (Linda Fry) Peterson of Monmouth and William (Ramona Sickles) Peterson of Abingdon;
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Rory Courson, two brothers, Gale Peterson and Clyde Peterson, Jr.
She had lived in the Abingdon area and graduated from Abingdon High School in 1957. She and her husband ran a dairy farm near Williamsfield for 38 years. She had lived in Galesburg the past 3 years.
She was a member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church.
She loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and craft work.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 pm Thursday, December 28, 2006 at the Knoxville Cemetery. Eleanor Landon will officiate. There will be no visitation with the family bu friends may call Thursday morning until noon at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.