Nancy Peters

Obituary of Nancy Parkins Peters

Nancy Parkins Peters, 93, passed away on October 1, 2021. Mom had asked us to keep her obituary simple – just events and dates- and we will try to honor that request even though those dates and events afford only a glimpse into the life of a wonderful woman.


She was born on July 2, 1928, to Robert William and Adelle Areba Parkins. She received a bachelor's degree from Muskingum College in 1950 and a Master of Science in psychology from University of Bridgeport in 1972. She taught science to middle school girls at Low Heywood School, now the King School, from 1966 to 1973. In 1973, she joined the Preston County School system, where she helped establish the special education program. She worked in the school system until her retirement.


Nancy is survived by her husband of 70 years, Edward E. Peters, III; her daughters, Anne (Michael Proctor), Kathryn, Terry (John Bryan) and Christine and her grandchildren, Margaret Proctor, Nathaniel Proctor (Samantha Buescher), and Nicholas Voegele. She is also survived by her sister, Judith Gardner; many beloved nieces and nephews and close friends whom she embraced as members of the family.


She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Victor Parkins and her sister, Sue Anne Spahr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Preston County Workshop, 650 Jennmar Drive, Reedsville, WV 26547,


Cremation services were provided by Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta.


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