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Ina Norene Peterson

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:17 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:02 p.m. CST

Ina Norene Peterson, the daughter of Walter Guy and Jessie May (Pratt) Brookshier, was born June 6, 1925, near Cora, Mo.

On Oct. 22, 1945, Ina was married to Allen Franklin Chapman in Milan, Mo. To this union was born daughters, Jessie and Sherry Lynn.

Ina worked for the Maytag Company in Newton, Iowa for 34 years. She retired as an inspector in the Inspection Department. Ina also purchased and oversaw many rental properties in the Newton area. She was a longtime of the First Assembly of God Church in Newton.

On Aug. 3, 1957, Ina was married to Arthur Warren Peterson in Marshalltown, Iowa.  To this union was born Regina and Celene.

Ina loved her family and enjoyed many of her grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed her flowers, reading and especially bargain shopping.

Ina died on Monday, June 23, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. She was 89 years old. Ina was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Brenda Anne Chapman; her brother, Don Truman Brookshier; and her sisters, Leone Jennings and Alta Stufflebean.

Those left to honor Ina’s memory include her daughters, Jessie Armstrong of Cut & Shoot, Texas, Sherry Lynn Chapman of Newton, Regina (Chris) Roush of Newton and Celene (Jeff) Roush of Newton; her grandchildren, Richard (Robin) Armstrong, Billie (Mike) Peffer, Ina May (Bob) Sinclair, Micky Lust, Monte (Shoni) Lust, Brian Callison, Claire Roush, Lauren Roush, Lindsy Maxwell, Lydia Roush, Michael Roush, Mitchell Roush, Jwan Roush, Jaron Roush, DeAndre Roush, Jasmine Roush, Hailey Roush, Dallas Roush and Kevin Roush; her 17 great-grandchildren; and her three great-great-grandchildren with two on the way.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Newton First Assembly of God. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Newton First Assembly of God and may be left at the church or at Pence-Reese Funeral Home.

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