Marylou Peters
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Obituary of Marylou Peters

Marylou (Nussbaum) Peters

Born: January 22, 1928

Died: April 6, 2016

Marylou Peters was the beloved wife of 65 years to Nicholas J. Peters, who survives. She was born January 22, 1928 on a farm in Troy Township, which later became the Inwood Golf Club & Picnic Area.

Marylou was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hilda (Wirth) Nussbaum; three brothers, John J. (in infancy), Robert J. of TX, and George of FL; her parents -in-law Nicholas and Jeanette (Darby) Peters; and several sisters -and-brothers-in-law.

Marylou Peters was the fond mother of Marybeth, of Gilbert, AZ; Nicholas J. III (Pamela), of Houston, TX; Joan C. (aka Katee), of Joliet, IL; and Michael J. (Carol), of Hoffman Estates, IL. She was the loving grandmother of Stephanie, Michael, Lauren, and Kristin Peters, and one step-granddaughter, Jenna Withers. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Love (late Carlo Valkovich and James Love), of Joliet, and Joan M. (Bruce) Barnes, of Sun City, AZ. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Marylou was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Crest Hill, IL; the "Just Us" line dancers, located in the Will County Senior Center in Joliet; and a life member of Will County Historical Society in Joliet. A graduate of Providence Catholic High School, Marylou served as President of her sophomore and junior years and Treasurer of her senior class. She was the founding President of the St. Ambrose CCW Ladies group and was selected as the first Woman of the Year at the church.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday April 11, 2016 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet, IL. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 12, 2016, 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Ambrose Church, 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill, IL where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Marylou will be interred in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Pall bearers will be the four children of Marylou and Nick, and grandchildren Stephanie and Michael. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated. For information (815) 741-5500 or visit her book of memories at