Frances Peterson, 94, of Cedar Hill, Texas, passed away March 10, 2012. She was born June 8, 1917, in Mansfield, Texas. Frances married John Peterson, May 17, 1952, in Washington D.C.

Frances worked a number of years for the U.S. Treasury Department, retired in 1974, and moved to a rural home in Douglas County, Kan., that same year. In 1992, they moved to the city of Lawrence, Kan., and later moved to Cedar Hill, Texas, in 2007. She was active in numerous community and civic organizations, including the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, Nature Conservancy, Douglas County Historical Society, League of Women Voters and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lawrence.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Millie Bailey; one brother, William "Bill" Bailey; one sister, Marie Vincent; and her husband, John, on September 22, 2009. She is survived by her brother, David Bailey, of Cedar Hill, Texas; sister-in-law, Justine Kloepper, of Medford, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas. A memorial service in Lawrence, Kan., will be announced at a later date. Frances will be interred in the Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, Kan.