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Bethany United Methodist Church
Friday June 17th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Kenneth D. Peters

Peters – Kenneth D., 93, Richland, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2022 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born on March 19, 1929 in Nanty Glo, son of Joseph Sr. and Cora (Fresh) Peters. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ralph, Ruth Kutchman, Erma Jean Pyer, Lester, and Joseph Jr.


He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Rita (Oppy) Peters; daughter, Charlotte L. (Ben) Goller, Johnstown; granddaughters, Ashley (Darren) Brown, Chambersburg, Jessica (Jeremy) Stempka, Erie, and Trista (Darren) Eades, Bridgeport, WV; great granddaughters, Rowan and Kennedy Eades, and Hannah Brown; sister, Donna Hibbard, Mineral Point; sister-in-law, Phyllis Peters, Nanty Glo; several nieces, nephews, and his buddy, Bella.


Ken was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was employed at US Steel as a Pipe Fitter and later at Johnstown Vo-Tech as a Welding Instructor from where he retired. Ken was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, where he was an Usher for many years, and Cambria Lodge #278 F&AM. He was also a Constable for Cambria County Board of Elections for many years. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating at Raystown, and bowling. He loved his entire family, especially his grand and great granddaughters.


Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Bethany United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Adam Dotts officiating. Entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum with military rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to Arbutus Park Manor, Cross Roads Unit, 207 Ottawa St, Johnstown, PA 15904 or to 365 Hospice, 115 South Main St, Carrolltown, PA 15722 in memory of Ken. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Ken was like a father to me , was always there when needed. He will surely be missed.

Barry Critchfield Jun 15 2022 7:28 PM

Steve and I send our deepest condolences to you Rita, Char, Ben and family. Kenny will surely be missed. He always had us laughing and I hope there is a giant grocery store in Heaven with all his favorite cookies and sweets. 🍪🍨🧁🍫. We all have lots of great memories from our vacations at the OBX. Sending prayers and hugs to you all🙏🏻🙏🏻💕. Pattie.

Pattie Stempka Jun 15 2022 11:26 AM

My heart is broken. He was my "Dad". So many great memories!!! Deepest sympathy to your family.

Diane Jordan Jun 15 2022 7:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth Peters

Scott Jordan Jun 14 2022 11:15 PM

My cousin and my friend you shall be missed. Rita our love and prayers are sent for you and your families. I have lots of memories that come to mind about our times together. Love you.

Linda Oppy Dallacheisa Jun 14 2022 9:58 PM

My deepest sympathies to all of you. I've missed seeing Ken and Rita at church. Also have missed his "doughnuts" at the Poll on Voting Day . Rest in Peace dear friend.

Karen Lear Jun 14 2022 5:30 PM