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Frances Fay Peterson
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Frances Fay Peterson, 81, of Atchison, KS died on Monday, May 23, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday, May 27th, 2022, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Ziegler, and Rev. Marty Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am on Friday until time of services at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran School Endowment Fund and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Frances was born on July 7, 1940, in Atchison, KS the daughter of Frank G. and Mildred I. (Shupe) McConnaughey. She graduated from the Atchison High School in 1958. Frances worked at the Atchison Credit Bureau (1957-1958), Montgomery Ward (1958-1985), and managed the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store (1975-1985), Smith Liquor Store (1986-1989), Hundley Liquor Store (1989- 2019). Frances was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, was member of Morning Break, Pastor Ziegler’s Adult Bible Class, she made the Bulletin Boards in church basement, was a past-president of the Zonta Club, Atchison, KS and enjoyed bowling, reading, drawing and doing creative craft projects.

She was married to Robert E. Peterson on April 24, 1966, at Carol Baptist Church, Atchison, KS. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Eileen F. Peterson, Atchison, KS, two sisters, Nancy Donaldson, Atchison, KS and Helen Price, (Earl) Lathrop, MO. Her parents, a brother Byron McConnaughey, sister Karen McConnaughey, and brother in law, Max Donaldson, preceded her in death.

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