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March 9, 2006

(5/1/1916 3/3/2006)

Wilma Pauline Bland Peters, 89, of Memphis MO passed away March 3, 2006 at the Scotland County Care Center, Memphis, MO.

Pauline was born on May 1, 1916, near Stuart, OK, the daughter of Milton H. and Sarah Estes Bland.

Pauline graduated from high school in 1934 at Calvin, OK. She married Clyde Leon Peters, on March 24, 1937 at Harrisonville, MO and to this union two children were born.

Pauline was a member of the First Christian Church of Memphis, and a 59-year member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Kahoka Chapter #40, Wayland, MO. She was very artistic with sewing, quilting, and painting, being some of her hobbies along with being a great cook. Pauline enjoyed playing card games of pitch and bridge with her friends. First and foremost, Pauline was devoted to her family and was a good friend. She supported the war effort, working in a bakery and as a homemaker.

Her passing follows a brief two-year period of health concerns, during which the last year she resided at the Scotland County Care Center where she spent time participating in resident activities and enjoying her friends.

She is survived by her son Joel Peters of Cedar Hill, MO, two granddaughters; Cynthia Beck of Phoenix, AZ, Amy Beck Tyrrell and one great-granddaughter Madeline Tyrrell of Louisville, CO; one sister-in-law Marjorie Bland of Memphis, MO, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Leon Peters, February 15, 1983, her daughter Wilma Jean Beck, January 8, 1996, five brothers; Charlie, Edmond, Victor, Corbin, and Haskell Bland, three sisters; Ollie Ward, Vera Bland, and Verda Graham.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Memorial Library and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

Eastern Star Service by the Kahoka Chapter #40 of Wyaconda was held March 7th.

Funeral Services were March 8, 2006 at the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, Brother Jack Sumption officiated. Musicians were Joan Hinds, organist, Angela Westhoff and Alisa Kigar vocalists. Pallbearers were Jerry Bland, Jonathan Bland, Jerry Grosenkemper, Steve Snodgrass, Duane McDonald and Jodey Lancaster. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Missouri.

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