Nettie Louise Johnson was born on October 5, 1926, to Fred Larkin Johnson and Helen (Marsh) Johnson at their farm home near Mt. Vernon, MO. As a youth she was saved, baptized, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, Missouri.
Louise attended Mt. Vernon schools and graduated with the class of 1944. After school, she moved to Springfield, Missouri, where she was employed at Producers Creamery Co.
On September 11, 1945, she married Earnest Leroy Peters in Cotter, Arkansas. Two years later, son Michael Leroy Peters was born. They moved to Lebanon, Missouri, in 1949, due to Leroy’s job transfer with Producers Creamery. There, in 1952, daughter Pamela Sue was born.
In 1961, the Peters family was transferred to Cabool, Missouri, and Louise went to work at Cartwright Dental Clinic as a dental assistant. She was employed there until Leroy was transferred to the facility in Springfield, Missouri (now known as Dairy Farmers of America). Following her husband’s death in 1975, Louise went to work for Dr. James Reynolds, DDS and later his son Dr. Bob Reynolds DDS until her retirement in 1991.
Louise Peters passed away peacefully in her home in Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, with family at her side. Her natural death followed a period of gradual decline in her health.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of nearly 30 years; five brothers, Harold, Jim, Paul, Kenton and Jerry Johnson; and four sisters, Dortha Johnson, Marcella Johnson, Cordelia Wiehe, and Mary Anderson.
Surviving her are son Mike Peters of Springfield; daughter Pamela (Jim) Beller of Cabool, Missouri; one granddaughter, Leslie (Shane) Patterson of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Maguire, and Sadie Patterson of Springfield; and one brother, Marshall Johnson of Pasco Robles, California, along with a host of other relatives and loved ones.
Per Louise’s request, no visitation or services were planned. Cremation was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice.
She will be remembered by her family and friends as a caring, loving, hard-working person who loved her role as an excellent homemaker and cook, among many other talents. She lived almost 95 wonderful years and will be missed by those who were privileged to know her.