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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Billy H. Peterson, 67, of Paola, Kan., died May 16, 2011, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 20 E. Wea St., Paola. Burial to follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Penwell -- Gabel Paola Chapel.

Billy was born April 1, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Willis and Verna Likeley Peterson. He attended school in the Fort Scott area and then went on to serve two years in the United States Army National Guard.

Billy married Susan Adams in May of 1967. Together they raised four children. He worked construction for more than 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, bowling, gardening and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Susan, granddaughter Lindsey Wolverton and brother Pat Peterson.

He is survived by three daughters: Karen Wolverton and husband Ron of Osawatomie, Kan.; Judy Lee and husband Robert of North Canton, Ohio; Tracie Pressgrove and husband Jake of Lee's Summit, Mo.; one son, Scott Peterson of Paola; three brothers, Sonny Peterson, Frank Peterson of Fort Scott, and Von Peterson of Adrian, Mo.; three sisters, Marge Madison, Mary Lou Schaffer and Sissy Mix of Fort Scott.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Kansas City Hospice House.

To leave a message for the family online, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.PenwellGabelPaola.com"www.PenwellGabelPaola.com. Arrangements are by Penwell -- Gabel Paola Chapel 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, Kan., 66071. (913) 294-2372