Phyllis Joan Peterson, 78, of McPherson,  passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan.  21, 2019, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital. Prior to retirement, she had worked at Sterling Drug.

Phyllis was born on Jan.1, 1941, in McPherson, the daughter of Ernest Raymond and Phoebe Johanna Beatrice (Aelmore) Williams. She graduated from Galva High School in 1959 and was the Galva May Queen in her senior year.  On Feb. 14, 1961, Phyllis was united in marriage to Leland Arthur Peterson in Galva.  He preceded her in death on March 29, 2014.

She was a member of the Galva Christian Church.

Survivors include: her son, Gary Peterson (Debbie) of Lindsborg; two daughters, Debbie Stamm (Don) of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Tammy Cape (LeRoy) of McPherson; six grandchildren, Jessica Hakoda (Ken), Brad Peterson (Corrie), Cody Cape, Devin Cape, Jami Kukal (Jared), and Nicole Pearce (Josh); and eight great-grandchildren, Levi Harrison, Olivia Peterson, Hunter Peterson, Cason Haley, Ashlynn Haley, Jaren Haley, Riggin Pearce and Ryatt Pearce.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Lowell Williams and son, Doug Peterson.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan  29, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with a graveside service following at 3 p.m., at the Freemount Lutheran Church Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be given to McPherson County Humane Society, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at