Obituary Notice: Valerie ‘Jeanie Bug’ Peterson

Obituary Notice: Valerie 'Jeanie Bug' Peterson (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Valerie ‘Jeanie Bug’ Peterson (Provided photo)

Valerie ‘Jeanie Bug’ Peterson, 56, of Lecontes Mills died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born Sept. 29, 1957 in Philipsburg, a daughter of the late Floyd Sr. and Dorothy J. (Lawrence) Martell.

She enjoyed raising her kids and being known to everybody else as ‘Mama Jean.’ She also cherished her role as a grandmother and enjoyed needlepoint, traveling to the ocean and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.

She was always wearing a smile, knew no strangers and will be remembered as the best wife a man could ask for. She was a member of Congress Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Peterson, whom she wed July 19, 2011 and four children, Nicole Cash and her husband, Chris Sr. and Michael Bennett Jr., both of Lillington, NC and Joseph Bennett and and Dorothy Jean Bennett, both of Virginia Beach, Va.

She’s survived by two grandsons, Daryl Reeder III and Chris ‘C.J.’ Cash Jr. and eight brothers and sisters, Bertha Swisher of Frenchville, Mildred Conway, Floyd ‘Butch’ Martell Jr., Janet Cole and Cathy Henney, all of Lecontes Mills, Bill Martell of Surveyor, Linda Green of Birdsnest, Va. and Jeff Martell of Clearfield.

There will be no public visitation or services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, 113 N. Third St., Clearfield.

The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home of Clearfield is in charge of arrangements.

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