June Marie (Gillam) Peters
June Marie (Gillam) Peters, 79, of 7178 School Lane, Alexandria, PA, died Friday March 20, 2020 at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, and was a daughter of the late George A. Gillam and F. Irene (Dunmire) Gillam. She married William Lynn Peters June 19, 1965, at Spring Run Church of the Brethren near McVeytown.
She is survived by: two sons, Michael Lynn Peters, of Alexandria and Barry Scott Peters, of Pennsylvania Furnace; one grandson, Evan Jon Peters, also of Pennsylvania Furnace. Also surviving are three in-laws, Henry Wheeler, of Lewistown, Rose (Gillam) Starnes, of Rock Hill, SC and Janice Gillam, of McVeytown.
All five siblings and two in-laws preceded her in death: Kenneth (Doris) Gillam, Dorothy Wheeler, Marjorie (Glen) Adams, Leroy Gillam and Nelson Gillam.
Mrs. Peters graduated from the former Rothrock High School in McVeytown in 1958. Following graduation, she enrolled in Brethren Volunteer Service for a year, serving as secretary for a new church start, Cherokee Hills Community Church of the Brethren in Overland Park, Kansas. She then attended Lock Haven University graduating in 1965, and received a Masters degree from Shippensburg University in 1968. She taught health and physical education a few years at Tyrone Area High School and Juniata Valley School District. Prior to college, secretarial work always intrigued her and she accepted a part-time position at Camp Blue Diamond near Petersburg, PA. She then retired in 2010 from Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren as Administrative/Ministry Assistant after forty years of service.
Mrs. Peters was a long-time member of Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon. In earlier years she served on various committees, was a youth teacher and leader and sang in the choir. She and her husband also served as deacons, greeters and helped prepare the newsletter for mailing.
She enjoyed word puzzles, reading, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, and swimming. But most of all she liked spending time with family, friends and the Stone Church community.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA or to Middle PA District Church of the Brethren, 1113 Mount Vernon Avenue. Huntingdon, PA.
A celebration of life service will be held at Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA at a future date to be announced later.