Funeral services for Deborah Kay Peters, 63, of Palmetto, FL, were held Monday, December 11, 2017 at Community of Christ Church in Sperry, OK. Charles Rowden officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Robert Peters, Matthew Fonville, Nick Boutwell, Matthew Morrow, Duane Rowden and Steven Rowden.
Deborah was born March 15, 1954 in Okmulgee, OK to James Gerald and Dora Katherine (Rowden) Peters. She passed away December 2, 2017 in Palmetto, FL.
Deborah attended school in several states and graduated from Sperry High School in 1972 where she was a cheerleader, played basketball and softball, and was a Homecoming Queen during her senior year. She attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. She was a Certified Public Accountant, taught several classes at Tulsa Community College, and worked as a controller for several corporations before becoming self-employed and working from home. Deborah was a devoted mother to her daughter and loving “Mamaw” to her three grand-dogs. She lived in Florida with her daughter and son-in-law and enjoyed going to the beach, playing fetch with the dogs, watching football on the weekends, listening to her favorite music, and spending time with her daughter. She helped her daughter plan her wedding last year in a garden on the water, a favorite place that Deborah described as “a little piece of Heaven”. Her daughter also just recently took her to a NFL game as an early Christmas present. She would often attend skating competitions to cheer on the young skaters that her daughter coached, and they fondly called her “Miss Debbie”. Deborah was the type of person who would always do what she could to help out anyone who needed it and was very protective of those she loved. She always looked forward to catching up with family and friends and receiving pictures of her great nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her daughter, Morgan Fonville and husband Matthew of Palmetto, FL; aunts, Barbara Stephens and husband Jim of Kellyville and MaryBeth Smith of Claremore; uncles, John Rowden and wife Wilma, Charles Rowden and wife Erma of Sperry, and Jack Rowden and wife Irene of Sperry; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Lewis Peters, Dennis DeWayne Peters, Thomas Lee Peters, and Jimmy Dale Peters; parents, James and Dora Peters; and grandparents, Allcy and Minnie Katherine Rowden.