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Shirley "Sue" L. (Caldwell) Peters

July 6, 1926 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 93)


Former Goodland, KS resident, Shirley L. Peters, known to her family and friends as Sue, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the age of 93 while living in Kansas City, KS.

Sue was one of four children born to James and Erma Caldwell on July 6, 1926; she attended all schools in Goodland, Kansas. Upon graduation she attended one year at University of Colorado. Sue had many friends in Goodland and enjoyed spending her later years there going to coffee with "the girls."  She often spoke about her high school years and how enjoyable they were. Many times she said, "I had so much fun I should have been shot."

She married Maurice Wilson Peters on March 20, 1945. She lovingly referred to him as Peter. They were married 55 years at the time of his death. During their life together they were able to travel extensively and visited Hong Kong, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, England, Portugal, Denmark, the Caribbean and numerous states. Probably her favorite destination was Hawaii, often saying, "I love it over there."

Shirley and Maurice had three children together, Rebecca Sue (Kenneth) Johnson of Hays, KS, Stephen M. (Rochelle) Peters of Lansing, KS, and Connie Jo (Ron) Green of Kansas City, KS. She enjoyed being a homemaker, wife and mother. She loved the holidays and was a great hostess at Christmas making many delights including Santa Claus cookies which were too beautiful to eat. Sue also was an avid knitter. She began quilting and eventually quilted complete bed spreads of every shape and size. It was common for her to watch Jeopardy in her favorite chair while quilting, knitting or completing crossword puzzles. She remained a member of the Methodist Church, The Elks and Ladies Auxiliary of Goodland at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister, Peg Caldwell Newhouse, and brothers Don Caldwell and Richard (Dick) Caldwell. She is survived by her three children, 7 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, all of whom she was so proud of and loved dearly. 

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Graveside Service
February 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Goodland Cemetery
510 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735


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and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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