Elizabeth May Peterson Moore

January 5, 1921 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 97)

Elizabeth May Peterson Moore, age 97 of Wheaton, Illinois passed away March 9, 2018.  Pete, as she like to be called by her friends, was born on a farm in Avon, IL on January 5, 1921 to Parlin Peterson, d 8/1/51, and Bertha May Teach Peterson, d 4/4/82.  She passed away due to a brain aneurism.  She is survived by her son Kenton (Muriel) Moore, her daughter Kendra (Daniel) Nohl, three grandsons Phil (Jennette) Nohl  of Aurora, Nathaniel Moore of London, England, Jacob Moore of Pittsburgh, one granddaughter Melissa (Dave) Nohl Yorton of Camas, WA, one great-grandson Wesley Hayden Yorton, her sister Marie (Dick) McElvaine of Galesburg, IL and 4 nephews.  Pete, a graduate of Western Illinois University, married December 5, 1943 to H. Wilfred Moore d 9/6/90.  Elizabeth was a member of the Gary Memorial Methodist Church.  Pete volunteered her time to the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts for her son and daughter.  Pete taught mathematics for many years at Glenbard West High School.  Since her retirement in 1980 she worked with the Y’s Men at the Glen Ellyn B.R. Ryall YMCA.  She served in various offices and on various committees to help improve the Y.  Pete was a member of the Home Garden Club of Wheaton.  Her beautiful flower gardens as well as her lovely flower arrangements have been her hobby and her relaxation.  She knitted, worked crossword puzzles and jig-saw puzzles, read cozy mysteries, and played bridge, Scrabble and various card games.  She enjoyed entertaining her friends and cherished her family.  Elizabeth will be missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10AM at Gary Memorial Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St. Wheaton, IL. followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Gary Memorial Methodist Church choir and music program, the Aurora Central Catholic High School Drama Program or The Nature Conservancy.


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