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Service set for Eunice Frances Berry-Peters

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Eunice Frances Berry-Peters of Jackson Township passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at The Willows. She was 86.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924 in Aiden, Okla. to Earl and Allice (Milligan) Lovell. She graduated from Mountain View High School in 1946. She had been a Spark Tester with U.S. Steel Gary Works for more than 35 years and was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Valparaiso, the Community Theater Guild, Indiana State Poetry Club, Word Weavers, Jackson Hilltoppers Homemakers Club and the D.A.V. Auxiliary. Eunice’s indomitable spirit and contagious optimism showed through in every aspect of her life. From a humble beginning in a dirt floor shack on an Oklahoma reservation, she defied the odds, throwing herself into every cultural outlet available with an enviable zest and disregard for naysayers.

In 1946, she married Theodore Berry, who preceded her in death in 1959. In 1962, she married James Peters, who preceded her in death in 1989. Last week, her brother, Ewell Lovell, also passed away.

She is survived by her twin nephews, Ewell and Jesse Lovell of Jackson Township, whom she helped raise following the death of their mother.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church.


Posted 1/4/2011