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Corene D. Peters

Published: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Corene D. Peters, 87 of Coal City, Ill., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Walnut Grove Villa in Morris Ill.

Born Aug. 28, 1926, in Coal City, Corene was a daughter of Angelo and Jennie Menietto-Zambon. She was raised and educated in Coal City, and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1943. On Oct. 25, 1947, Corene married James Peters in Assumption Catholic Church, and together they lived in Coal City their entire married life. Corene enjoyed bowling, fishing and dancing, and was a tremendous Chicago White Sox fan.

Survivors include her three children, Cheryl Baker of Pennsylvania, Jan (Terry) Burns of Arizona and Martin Peters of Coal City; five grandchildren, JenyLee Pagano, Nicole Lee, Robert Guardiola, Michelle (Lance) Caroll and Mike Burns; four great-grandchildren, Syara, Andrew, Piper and Oryannah; two sisters, Annette (Late George) Schock and Lorene (Wayne) Roseland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Corene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; daughter, Jill (Ronnie) Benson; grandson, Christopher Benson; and brother-in-law, George Schock.

The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block North of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the funeral home. In Corene’s spirit of her love for the Chicago White Sox, the family invites those attending the visitation and services to wear their favorite team spirit wear to the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood Ill.

Pallbearers will be Rick Roseland, Kenneth Schock, Keith Roseland, Terry Burns, Larry Roseland and Mark Lissy.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Corene’s memory to her family for distribution to local charities of their choosing. Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.

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