• May 29, 1935 - June 17, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Jo Ruth Peterson was reunited with her husband in heaven on Saturday June 17, 2017 just in time to celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary. Jo was born to Clyde and Iva Mae McEfee on May 29, 1935. She married the love of her life, Richard, on June 19, 1954 in California. They had five children and made their family home in Bassett, Nebraska. Dick and Jo enjoyed a long, happy marriage until his passing in 2006. Jo instilled many great values upon her loved ones, including the importance of faith, family, and frappaccinos. Her ability to love unconditionally and her unwavering perseverance in the face of life’s many great challenges serve as an example to many. Jo had a giving nature. Whether it was a member of the family, a client at work, children learning to read, or a college student looking for a home for the holidays, she loved to help those in need. The family often turned to Jo for advice, and she was particularly helpful in guiding her grandchildren. She would always give her honest opinion, and whether or not that opinion was popular, Jo was quick to remind her family that to them she was indeed a great blessing! Many in the family not only called her their mom or their grandma, but their best friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children Mike Peterson, Lori Peterson, Steve (Jan) Peterson, Cyndi (Darrell) Brown, Pam (Craig) Anderson and grandchildren Logan and Erica Anderson, Jacob and Karynn Brown, Sara Peterson, Allie (Robby) Graham, and Thomas Peterson.

Memorials may be sent to the family for future designation.

Memorial Service: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home

Interment: Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery