Paul Edward Peterman, 88, Rich Hill, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo.
Paul was born on Nov. 17, 1922, near Rich Hill, Mo., the son of Joe Peterman Jr. and Clara (Hall) Peterman. He graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1940. He served in the Signal Corps of the Army Air Force during World War II, collecting weather data for the military. He received a BA in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1948. He worked as an accountant for RCA, Commercial Credit and for Rival Manufacturing Co. in Kansas City, Mo., until he retired in 1987. During all of his years in Kansas City, he returned to Rich Hill each weekend to help his parents with the farm and, after retiring, he moved back to the family farm in Rich Hill, where he lived for the rest of his life. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rich Hill for many years and later served as organist for the Rich Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1969; mother in 2002; and brother, Raymond, in 2009.
He is survived by his brother, Melvin L. Peterman and wife, Edwina, California, Mo.; two nieces and five nephews, Raymond W. Peterman Jr. and wife, Becky, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Timothy E. Peterman, Kansas City, Mo., Stephen C. Peterman and wife, Carole, Wilmington, N.C., John R. Peterman, Butler, Mo., Barbara Gahagan and husband, Ed, Jefferson City, Mo., Kenneth P. Peterman and wife, Tammy, Overland Park, Kan., and Kathryn Meller and husband, Mark, Lohman, Mo.; eight great-nephews; three great-nieces; and one great-great-niece.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m., at the Rich Hill United Methodist Church with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Friday, 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
The family suggest memorial contributions to the United Methodist Church in care of the Heuser Funeral Home.