Margaret Alice (Warner) Peters

Born: Wed., May 4, 1932
Died: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Wed., Aug. 26, 2020
Location: First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Wed., Aug. 26, 2020
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Margaret Alice Peters R.N., 88, of Youngsville, died Monday, August 17, 2020, at home of natural causes with her son Jonathan by her side.

Born May 4, 1932, at the Huntington Hospital in Orbisonia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Fern Overdorf Warner and the Rev.  Ray Andrew Warner, a Presbyterian minister.  Mrs. Peters graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, PA. She attended the Washington Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1952.

While employed as an emergency room nurse at Washington Hospital she met and fell in love with Dr. Richard Peters, who was serving his internship at the hospital.  They married June 13, 1954, at the Laboratory Presbyterian Church, four days after Dr. Peters graduation from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. The wedding was officiated by her father and Dr. Peters’ father, Rev. Lester William Peters, a Methodist minister.

In 1954, Mrs. Peters settled in Youngsville with her husband, where they started a family and he began a medical practice. They became stalwarts of the community, joined the Youngsville First United Methodist Church, and served the public throughout their lifetimes.  

Mrs. Peters retired from nursing to raise her three boys, Alan, David and Jonathan. Like her husband, she supported many civic and religious activities.  She was the Methodist Church organist for decades, was a Cub Scout den mother and nurtured many future Eagle Scouts. She was on the Board of Olmstead Manor, Kane, PA, was a Hospice of Warren County volunteer and American Red Cross volunteer.  

In 1980, when the town aquafer was threatened by PCP runoff, she ran for Youngsville Town Council on a platform promoting water protection, and won.  She served for eighteen years.

She is survived by her brother, David Rea Warner and his wife, Millie of Phoenix, AZ, three sons, Richard Alan and David Andrew,  both of Nashville, TN, and Jonathan Lester of Youngsville.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Renee Peters, Lauren and Stephen Peters-Collaer and Padraig Pearce Shannon, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard Alan Peters, and her brother, Edward Whittlesey Warner.

Friends are invited to call at the Youngsville First United Methodist Church from 10-11:30am on Wednesday, August 26.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:30 at the church with Pastor Linda Chambers officiating.  Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Youngsville, PA.  Those wishing to sign the online guestbook may do so by logging on to The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements.

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Victoria Hollis & Family
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Sincere sympathies for all whom shall miss, from this day forward, A beautiful lady, a saint whom raised an equally beautiful family, leaving a legacy of love and kindness to all whom merry into sucha lovely friendship, now peacefully surrounded in the promises of her Lord and Savior; God Almighty, for eternity!

Alan & Patty McCullough
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
David, Allan & Jon: Please accept our sympathies & prayers in your loss! Your mom was always wonderful to me and your parents were dear friends of our family & great neighbors.
Your parents were indeed servants of God! Please know that you are thought of at this time!

Norma & LaVoyce Dey
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Dr. and Mrs. Peters, an all American couple, have been pillars of our community, representing spiritual love for their neighbors. They were true representatives of our American values as demonstrated by their humanitarian actions and devotion to the community through family values, spiritual, physical and monetary support throughout their lives.

One will always remember Peg as being a very gracious, fun loving, talented musician with a heart of gold. She was devoted to family, church and her community. She will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family.

April Murphy
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Dearest David, Allen & Jon,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathies during this painful time. The light your mom spread to those who were fortunate enough to know and love her, now shines brightly in heaven. Praying for God's comfort and peace for you all.

Steve & Sandy
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Condolences on Peg's passing. Have been thinking about all of the wonderful times we had growing up. Your mom and dad were both such caring, loving people and will certainly be missed. I feel blessed to have had them in my life.

Stan and Annette Sivak
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
We send sympathy and love to Jonathan, David, Alan and their families. Peg and Dick welcomed us when Stan joined the Brokenstraw practice in 1974 and remained supportive during our years of medical practice in Tidioute, and living and raising children in Youngsville. One especially fond memory is of always taking our little ones (who lived in the country and not a neighborhood) to trick or treat and show off their costumes to the Peterses at Halloween. We know Peg was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed.

Rajesh Poosarla
   Posted Mon August 24, 2020
David and Family ,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. We pray her soul rest in peace and give your family strength to get through this difficult time

Paul and Annette Warner
   Posted Mon August 24, 2020
Dear Jon, Dave, and Alan,

We are thinking of you with love, and are very sad that Peg is gone. She was a part of all of us, and an important part.

love from the Warners in Germany,
Paul, Annette, Emma, and Sophia

Martin Warner, Paula Dale, and Ted Warner
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
Dear Extended Warner Family,

Deepest sympathies from our corner of the family to the whole family and all the friends of Aunt Peggy.
With my much love,
Martin, Paula and Ted

Andrea Hazeltine
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. All of my condolences to you and your brothers.


Christina George
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
on behalf of my late Mother, Maxine Young, who loved both Doctor Pete and Peg, my sincere sympathy for your loss.

Lynne Aberg Mattioli
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
Allen, David and Jon... Just a little note to let you know that we are thinking of you during this time. Your Mom was a great lady and she is a wonderful memory for all of us here. We are carrying you in our hearts. May God's peace be comfort to you all and may your conversations at this time together be full of laughter, tears and a lot of love.

Marian, Lynne, Jack and Stacey

Deb Warner
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
Dear Family,
She was wonderful, dear, loving, supportive, caring - in short, she was quite fabulous. I loved her dearly and will miss her enormously, as we all will.
All my love,

Carolyn Dunn Yurick
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
David, Jon, and Alan,
I have fond memories of growing up in Youngsville with your family as our neighbors. You are blessed to have such a special mother. Deepest condolences at this difficult time.

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