Barbara Jean Peetz, 89, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  She was lovingly known as Barbara Jean, Barb, Aunt Jean, Grandma and Peetzy.

She was born December 17, 1925, in Jackson to Otto and Barbarra Stimel Friedrich.  She and Marvin Peetz were married May 23, 1951, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson.

Barb was a graduate of Jackson High School and a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson.

She worked at the former Jackson Hosiery Mill.  When Marvin became employed with Missouri Utilities, they moved to Scott City, where Barb cared for children in her home.

Loving survivors include her husband of 64 years, Marvin of Jackson; two daughters, Deborah (William) Kolodrubetz of Arlington, Virginia, Karen Jo (Steve) Strong of Whitewater; former son-in-law, Rick (Brenda) Stroer of Jackson; three grandchildren, Stacy, Brian, and Nick; step grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Stroer; four siblings, Elizabeth Campbell, Ralph, Chester, and David Friedrich; and her parents.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 9 AM to service time, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Tuesday, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with the Revs. Joe Rowley and Sam Roethemeyer officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Emanuel United Church of Christ.

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  1. Dan &Margie Robinson & Julia Crites-Statler

    Marvin, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God comfort you in the days ahead knowing that Barb is in heaven at rest.

  2. David Friedrich

    I am sorry

  3. We are very sorry for you loss, our sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Sonny and Barb

  4. Thinking of the family. We had this wonderful family as neighbors in Scott City.

  5. Allen & Kim Pooker

    Uncle Marvin & family:
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  6. Jim and Sally Noon

    Our sympathy to all of Peetzy family. We were blessed to have Barb help raise our girls while Sally and I were at work.
    Living next to each other all those years bring back fond memories. Marvin, I can still hear that bell go off knowing you had to go to work .

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