Isabel Sue (Price) Peterson

{October 29, 1931 - July 9, 2015}

Isabel Sue (Price) Peterson, 83, of Wyaconda died July 9, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born the daughter of Owen Powell Price Jr. and Thelma Beryl (Heath) Price on October 29, 1931 in Clark County.

Isabel graduated from the Wyaconda High School in 1949.   She was the Wyaconda Fall Festival Queen in 1947.   Isabel graduated from the Quincy Beauty Academy in 1950, studying hair, nails and facials.   She worked as a beautician, kitchen manager at Sts. Peter & Paul school in Nauvoo, and a host of other positions.   She also volunteered numerous hours while living in Nauvoo.

She married William Allen in 1950 and resided in Canton, MO.  They divorced in 1981.   She married Homer “Jiggs” Wallace in 1982 and resided in Nauvoo before moving to Memphis.   He preceded her in death on June 26, 2001.

She married Joseph Peterson in April 21, 2002 and they moved back home, to Wyaconda.   He preceded her in death on August 14, 2004.

Isabel was an avid animal lover, especially her beloved rescue cats – Tiger, Socks, Jacob and Missy.   She was generous to family, friends and her community.   Isabel was passionate about cooking, sharing her meals with everyone.   Her home was always open and she was a friend to all, never meeting a stranger.

Isabel was  member of the Wyaconda Baptist Church.  She was an active community member, especially at church collecting donations for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home along with many other charities and organizations.   She was a friend to the local Mennonite community.

Isabel loved researching genealogy, cemeteries, and participating in family reunions.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, nephews, cousins, and a step-child.

She is survived by her brothers, Charles Owen Price of Wyaconda and Donald Eugene Price and his wife, Dolores, of Wayland; adopted son, Frank Mueller; step children, Gary, Ritchie and Tara Wallace, Tanya Allison, Floyd, Steve and Joe Peterson; nieces and nephews Wayne Price, Steve and wife Teresa Price, Melinda Gifford, and Kim and husband Glenn Carson; many cousins, especially Virginia Peterson; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews from both the Price and Peterson familes; and friends Tracy Russell and Linna Cooper.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 15 at the Wyaconda Baptist Church with Rob Quillin, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kahoka, officiating.   Burial will be in the Wyaconda Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m

Memorials are suggested to the Wyaconda Baptist Church or the Wyaconda Cemetery.

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  1. We express our deepest sympathy to the family of Isabelle. She was a wonderful and dear person. God bless you everyone.

    Comment by Mike and Neoma Winn on July 11, 2015 at 11:35 am
  2. I was shocked to see that she had passed away. She was such a sweet and dear lady. My deepest sympathy for her loved ones that she left behind. We were into genealogy together. Please, please, don’t destroy all of her hard work. I would greatly appreciate it if I could have a chance to study what she had. Please contact me, 217-453-2280, or my cell, 775-750-0937. Thank you so very much.

    Comment by Debra Vogel on August 14, 2015 at 3:42 am

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