Lee Don Peters, 80, of Taylorville, IL passed away Monday Feb. 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 22, 1931 in Taylorville, IL  to Melvin Peters & Gladys (Max) Carbagal.  He married Mary McArdle on April 29, 1949 in the Davis Christian Memorial Church in Taylorville.  He owned Biermann's Awning, he worked at Hopper Paper Co. and retired from Peabody Coal Company.  He loved family and especially his grandchildren.  He loved fishing, woodworking, wood carving, bird watching and reading.  He was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville and the United Mine Workers of America.

He is survived by Sons: Rick Peters of Taylorville, IL and Mannie (Vicki) Peters of Marion, IN. Daughters: Sheryl (Michael) Lamb of Lake Wales, FL, Debie (Daryl) Keiser of Nokomis, IL, Ellen (Carl) Wets of Russell, IA, Barbie Stewart and companion Troy Hunsley of Taylorville, IL, Carole (Scott) Brown of Nokomis, IL.  Grandchildren: 18; Great-Grandchildren: 26; Great-Great Grandchildren 2; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30am Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL wit Rev Dick Wamsley officiating.

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL

Memorials: In Memory of Lee Don to: Vision Way Christian School, 1124 N. Webster, Taylorville, IL  62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville IL.  Sign on line guest book at


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