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Dorothy Keeney Peterman

October 24, 1924 June 11, 2017
Dorothy Keeney Peterman
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Obituary for Dorothy Keeney Peterman

Dorothy Keeney Peterman, 92, of SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Gettysburg, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Gettysburg College, where she majored in Philosophy and English. She received a master’s degree in Library Science working as a librarian in the Williamsport Area School District, Westmont Hilltop School District and finally in the Lampeter Strasburg School District, from which she retired in 1984. In 1988, she was elected to serve as the first Secretary of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and continued to serve until 1999. Appointed to the board of SpiriTrust Lutheran, she served for many years as the board’s Secretary. She was an active member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving on Congregation Council and various committees.

She is the daughter of the late Reverend Walter A. Keeney and Ruth Group Keeney. Her husband of 44 years, the Reverend C. Wayne Peterman, died in 1990.

She is survived by brother, Walter A. Keeney, Jr. (Miriam Bair Keeney), sister, Miriam Keeney Musselman (Glenn Musselman, Jr.). Another brother, Galen E. Keeney (Naomi Kulp Keeney, surviving) predeceased her. She is also survived by sons, Kirk W. Peterman (Barbara Jean Peterman), of King of Prussia, PA; J. Mark Peterman (Janice S. Peterman), of Amherst, MA; D. Kent Peterman (Janet S. Peterman), of Philadelphia, PA; and Constance P. Dunlop (James S. Dunlop), of Mechanicsburg, PA. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, with the Reverend Stephen Herr officiating. The family will receive visitors on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg and at 9:00 AM at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church or to ELCA World Hunger (elca.org/world hunger). Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Thursday

15

Jun

6:00 PM 6/15/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/15/2017 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

And Friday at the church from 9:00 AM.

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Friday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2017 10:00:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

30 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Christ Lutheran Church
30 Chambersburg Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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