Zella M. Peters, 99, formerly of Madrid, died, September 2, 2011, at Highland Nursing Home, Massena.
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is in care of arrangements. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the Brownville Cemetery, Brownville, with Reverend William Hart officiating.
Zella is survived by sons P. Sanford (Patricia) Bacon, DeKalb Junction, Larry V. (Rebecca) Peters, Madrid, and Lonnie W. (Sherry) Peters, Trion, GA; daughters, Joyce Coller, Potsdam, and Beverly J. Daniels, Madrid; stepchildren John (Rosemary) Peters, Arizona, Joseph (Donna) Peters, DeKalb Junction, and Donald Peters, Texas; a sister, Ida Farmer, Adams; nine grandchildren; many great- and great great-grandchildren; a nephew, Vincent G. (Agnes) Farmer, Binghamton; and many cousins.
She was predeceased by stepdaughters Mary Lou Peters, Betty Hundley and Margaret Carvel.
Zella was born September 21, 1911, the daughter of John and Edna Shultz Lancto. She attended Antwerp Schools. Zella married Ellwyn P. Bacon on December 28, 1929, which ended in divorce. She then married Leon B. Peters in March, 1951. He died on June 14, 1981.
She was a nurse’s aide at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla., for more than 30 years, retiring in 1993.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, knitting and reading.
,In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Historical Association. Online condolences can be made at www.allendeneshfuneralhome.com .