Jan Laree Peterson, 63, passed away Thursday, Feb 13, 2020. She was born in Perry, Oklahoma, to Glenda Jeanine (Ellwood) and Stanley Ivan McNally on January 25, 1957. She grew up in the Northeast, graduating from Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington (New Jersey).
Jan attended Oklahoma Christian University where she met and married Wayne Alan Peterson. Two sons were born in their brief relationship. She was a resident of McPherson for many years, working for Farmers Alliance, while raising the boys as a single mom. She also completed her Associates Degree at Central Christian College of Kansas in 1983. After retiring, she worked for Walmart.
At the encouragement of family, Jan lived the last year with her oldest son and family in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Jan is survived by her parents and sons, Glenn Maynard (and wife Nina) and David Wayne; brother, Kurt McNally, Georgetown, Texas; sister, Juanene (husband Robert) Yates, Tabernacle, New Jersey; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Mary (Dole) McNally.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the McPherson Church of Christ, 700 East Avenue A. A private inurnment will be in the McPherson Cemetery.
About Central Christian College of Kansas
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.