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James A Peters, of Clinton IL, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the age of 81 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Wapella Christian Church, Wapella IL, with Jaime Karakachos officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1–3 p.m. on Saturday at the church prior to the service. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to the James A. Peters Memorial Fund. 

Jim was born on March 16, 1934 in Farmer City, IL the son of Harvey & Frances (Brantley) Peters.  He was the eldest of eight children. On July 9, 1954, he married Martha M. Green and they had four children. 

Jim is survived by his mother Frances Peters of Parnell IL as well as his children: Marcia Ferrell, of Armington, IL, James Robert (Gina) Peters, of Elkhart IL, Rhonda (Don) Blood of Clinton IL and Tammy Taylor, of Clinton IL. 

Grandchildren:  Jennifer (Ferrell) Henry, Chris Ferrell, Keisha (Peters) Woodside, Jordynn Peters, Jaime (Blood) Karakachos, Jeffrey & Justin Blood, Joey & Terry Taylor, Dusti Hopper & John Atchison. 

Great grandchildren:  Skylar & Dylan Karakachos, Sable & Joe Taylor, Austyn Woodside, Levi Boyd and Lorelei Ferrell, Daniel Grosvenor and Nora Henry & Baby Boy Henry on the way, and Sabrina Day.

Siblings:  Bill (Ilean) Peters, Dewitt, IL , Karen (Joe) Crowdson, Decatur IL, Russell (Gaye) Peters, Waynesville, IL, Ronald Peters, Farmer City, IL Kenny (Marcia) Peters, Farmer City, IL,

He was preceded in death by his father Harvey Peters, wife Martha Peters, brother Fred Peters, sister Janet Peters, niece Kelly Crowdson and great grandson Orin Henry.  

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