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Mattie Susannah Peterson
The Elk City Daily News
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Mattie Susannah Peterson was born July 7, 1911 in Rockchester, Texas to James and Myrtle Scott Burleson. She passed away May 10, 2002 in Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Mattie attended school at Merritt and Colter. She was married to Glen Houston Peterson on November 16, 1930. They were married on a snowy day south of Hammon, Oklahoma by a farming preacher who had to milk his cows before the ceremony. They stood on the east side of the road to be sure they were in Custer County. After their marriage they made their home on the family faarm northwest of Canute. Due to Glen's failing healthy they moved into Canute in 1971 and later to Clinton in March of 1990. Glen and Mattie celebrated their 67th wedding anniversay the Sunday before he paassed away on November 17, 1997. Mattie moved to Elk City in March 1998 to make her home.
She was a member of the Colter Church of Christ and attended the 5th and Elk Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and four sisters.
Services will be held Monday May 13, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Whiney-Savage Chapel, officiated by Brother Bill Adcox. Burial will be at Red Hill Cemetery, Hammon, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Glen Dean and Pat Peterson of Bethany, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Debra Marler of Durango, Colorado; one great granddaughter, Sasha Howard of Durango, Colorado; one great grandson, Justin Glen Marler of Durango, Colorado; one sister, Lena Roles of Pampa, Texas, numberous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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