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Charles Earl Peterson

Charles Earl Peterson, son of Earl and Maxine Peterson, was born January 27, 1954 in Mountain Grove, Missouri, and passed away September 7, 2010 at his home in Isabella, Missouri.

Charley grew up in Mountain Grove and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1972. He later married and had two daughters. He moved to Kansas where he worked for Cox Roofing Company for several years. He later moved back to Mountain Grove and became a barber. He operated a barbershop in Mansfield and worked at Walker Barber Shop in Mountain Grove and later moved to Isabella. Charley loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish. His favorite pastime was hunting arrowheads.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kayla Vandiver and husband Jason of Mountain Grove, and Cassie Peterson of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Breanna, Brett and Bracelynn; two sisters, Carol Inman and husband John of Shawnee, Kansas, and Donna Blackwell and husband Tom of Mountain Grove; one nephew, Matt Blackwell, Springfield; a special cousin, Michelle Collins and husband Terry of Theodosia, Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cremation was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. A celebration of life was held at Mountain Grove Alumni Park on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Alumni Park or Wright County Children’s Home. Online condolences may be made at

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