Zella Peters Obituary

Zella  Peters
Zella Peters

September 15, 1943 - January 5, 2019
Born in Iowa
Resided in Huxley, IA
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Zella Jo Peters, 75, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, at home in Huxley. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Zella was born September 15, 1943, in Iowa City, IA, to William and Nellie (Turner) Osborn. She married Russell Peters June 5, 1959, together they shared true love for 60 years.

Zella worked in Medical Billing for Swanson Family Dental as well as other dental clinics for 25 years. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Foresters, and the Misfits.

She loved spending time with her family. Zella also liked to put together puzzles, sew, cook, crotchet, and to travel to Las Vegas, Florida, and Jamaica. She was always in the sun gardening, swimming, tanning, and enjoying the sunshine.

Zella is survived by her husband, Russell Peters; sisters, Rachel "Penny" Kelly of Kansas City, MO, Mae Kelly of Kansas City, MO; brother, Freemont Herring Jr. of Moline, IL; daughters, Dorothee Peters of Huxley, IA, Shellie (John) Ranberger of Waterloo, IA, Jessica (Robert) Swanson of Huxley, IA, Melissa (Justin) Gugelmeyer of Davenport, IA; grandchildren, Wynter Sue Saville, Joshua Lanfier, Nikia Lanfier, Dustin Peters, Jeffrey Bacon Jr., Madeline Slater, Taylor Gugelmeyer, Reagen Swanson, Simone Swanson, Parker Gugelmeyer, Alivea Gugelmeyer, Elliott Swanson; and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William Osborn; Mother, Nellie Osborn; sisters, Carrie Howell, Helen Osborn, Dorothy Osborn, Dixie Osborn; and Grandchild, Cole Gugelmeyer.

Contributions may be made to the St. Jude's. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.




Madrid Home
613 W North Street
Madrid, IA 50156
Friday, January 11, 2019
1:00 PM


St. Jude Childen's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105