Phyllis Gail Peter

October 3, 2014

Phyllis Gail (Kelly) Peter 78, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 11:16 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 6, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Verna Faye & Margaret Hanna (Manzer) Kelly. She was formerly married to Howard Allan Peter. Phyllis was a 1954 graduate of Michigantown High School and received her RN Degree from St. Elizabeth Nursing School, where she was valedictorian of her class. She worked at the former Clinton County Hospital, then St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital and Clinton House. Phyllis was a member of the Manson Congregational Christian Church where she was choir director and was very involved with church activities. She was a past 4-H Leader and enjoyed playing the guitar and banjo.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 7th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National Wildlife Association.

Survived by:

6 Sons, Randy (MaryLynn) Peter of Frankfort, Rick Peter of Mulberry, Scott (Dana) Peter of Michigan, Russ Peter of Frankfort, Kelly (Amy) Peter of Michigantown, Micah Peter of Chicago, IL, 3 Daughters, Chris (Dennis) Posey of Frankfort, Robin (Jeff) Hall of Kirklin, Jeannie (Paul) Hassman of Brecksville, OH, 2 Brothers, Doug Kelly of California and Jim Kelly of Texas, Sister, Susan Hunter of Florida, 16 Grandchildren, Justin (Elisha) Peter, Stacey (Taylor) Smith, Jake Peter, Andrea Redmon, Brady (Tabitha) Posey, Nora Hall, Josh Thomas, Zach Thomas, Allie Thomas, Allisa Hasman, Lindsey Peter, Ronald Peter, Ryan Peter, Reagan Peter, Casey (Andrea) Sebree and Steven Barnett and 9 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

grandson, Jason Hall and brother, Bart Kelly.


14 Condolences for “Phyllis Gail Peter”

  1. Ron & Erilda Coleman October 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Dear family,
    So sorry for your loss. Your folks were our neighbors when growing up on the farm. Can remember when they built the log cabin on the corner of CR 500 & CR 200.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless – Ron Coleman Family – Foley, AL

  2. Deb Sears Walker October 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    To all the children of Phyllis I am so sorry about the the loss of your mom.
    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sam & Teri Conner October 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Our condolence’s on the loss of your Mother. A truely smart and lovely woman. Hugs….

  4. Lisa (Kelly) Gordon October 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Dear Aunt Suz; Uncle Doug and Uncle Jim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved sister. Aunt Phyll was so special to so fact I hope the funeral home is very big and can accomodate a large crowd, as I know she was loved by so many people. When I think of her, I think: Excellent Aunt~Awesome Nurse~Wonderful Person. She always seemed to be in the center of everything, arranging and organizing and making things easier for everyone. I thank God for giving her the energy and the heart to be able to do so much, for so many. She has made my life easier on a number of occasions and for that I am eternally grateful. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. Please extend my condolences to her children. I found comfort in knowing that they took tender loving care of her. May God bless you and grant you peace.

  5. Joy Neal October 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Dear family, my condolences to all. She will be a special angel. Hugs to all.

  6. Wayne & Susie Brock October 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Kelly & Amy, we would like to extend our sympathy, for your loss, to the entire Peter family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Wayne & Susie

  7. Jenny (Camp) Harris October 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Kelly, Amy and extended Peter family,
    Very sorry for your sad loss. I am sure you have many fond memories with your Mom, think of those special times and smile. Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you in prayer.

    Take care.

    Jenny and Mike

  8. Elaine Moon October 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis` passing. We had many happy years as colleagues at the hospital. I oriented Phyllis when she first started in nursing. Then, she ended up being my boss in CCU. We shared many, many happy times and changes in both of our lives. I hope she is at peace now.

  9. Shirley (Wellman) Bishop October 6, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    To All Phyllis’ kids:

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I hope your memories bring you many smiles. Know that your are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends and neighbors.

  10. Damon Deford October 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    To the family of Phyllis Peter, sorry for your loss.

  11. Cindy McKiernan (Suz’ daughter) October 7, 2014 at 3:13 am

    So sorry for your loss. You are a special family and fortunate to have each other at this time. Phyllis was an inspiration, so kind and giving. My thoughts are with you all.


  12. Frankie & Melissa Smith October 7, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Russ, Kelly, Chris and the entire Peter family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you remember all the happy times and all the love that was given.

  13. Debbie Voorhis October 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Dear Suz, Doug and Jimmy and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Phyllis Peter,
    I was so sorry to hear of Phyllis passing away. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Phyllis was blessed with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lives on through them. The video of her life was wonderful. God comforts us in these times of loss. May He bring you His peace during this time. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with peace and joy as you trust in Him by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  14. Susan Watso October 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Dear Susan and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear sister Phyllis. She was a beautiful lady. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you.

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