Anna Maria Peters obituaries

Anna Mary Peters, 96, formerly of Manheim, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Oscar H. and Naomi Young Ruhl. She was the loving wife of the late Cyrus R. “Pete” Peters, who died in 2015. Anna Mary, who retired in 1985, was Administrative Secretary at the former Raymark Industries for 34 years and received the 1981 Community Service Award. 2008 Anna Mary and her husband Pete were co-recipients of the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award and were inducted into the Manheim Central Hall of Fame in 2014. Anna Mary was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim. Anna Mary was an active and loyal member of the Manheim VFW Post 5956 Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as President for 14 years. She served with Lancaster County Council VFW Auxiliary, Patriotic Instructor District 9 and as Chair of the Department of Pennsylvania VFW Auxiliary. Anna Mary was also a member of the Manheim Historical Society and the American Business Women’s Association.

Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Carolyn R. Peters of Manheim; three grandchildren: Brian, husband of Michelle Peters of Manheim, Kevin Peters, husband of David Gelatt of Lancaster and Lindsay, wife of Jeremy Troop of Elizabethtown; five great-grandchildren: Kyle, Troy and Sydney Peters, and Caleigh and Cayden Troop. She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald R. Peters, and three siblings: Verna Schreiber Carpenter, Oscar, and Chester Ruhl.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to come and visit the funeral home on Friday 1st Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Burial in Manheim Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send donations in memory of Anna Mary to the United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. To express your condolences to the family online, please visit:

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