Betty J.”Duffy” Peterson, 85, currently of Girard, OH, formerly of New Castle, PA died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio following a motor vehicle accident in Girard.
Born April 2, 1927 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Norman R. and Mary (Jackson) Duff. She was married for 39 years to Walter A. Peterson who passed away on May 22, 1989.
Betty was a dedicated registered nurse, she retired in 1989 from Jameson Hospital where she had many years of loyal service. She was a member of the Jameson Nursing Alumni. Betty lived her life by the Florence Nightingale Pledge. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle. She enjoyed bird watching and loved her cat, Heidi.
Survivors include a daughter, Patti Peterson of Ottawa Lake, MI; son, Keith D. (Sherri) Peterson of Columbia, SC; grandson, Daniel Peterson of MA; and her companion – Harold Schaab of Girard, OH.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-mother, Margaret Wettich Duff; three brothers, Wilbur, Omar, and Donald Duff; step-brother, Henry Wettich, and a step-sister, Irene Jackson.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday December 5 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Michael Spicuzza of the Third Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Interment will follow in Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Third Presbyterian Church, 1315 East Washington St. New Castle, PA 16101 or the Jameson-Shenango Alumni, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16105.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.