Mary Peeters


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Clare Peeters, 96, a resident of Davenport, formerly a longtime resident of rural Scott County, were Aug. 14, 2009 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550-290th St, Long Grove. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Miss Peeters died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at the Kahl Home, Davenport.

Mary Clare Peeters was born on Aug. 25, 1912 in rural Scott County, a daughter of Otto and Agnes (Short) Peeters. She attended the Iowa State Teachers College. She was a teacher for 45 years in rural Scott County, retiring in 1976.  Mary Clare’s legacy is left with the children she taught in those two room school houses.

She was very active at St. Ann’s parish in her earlier years. Mary Clare loved to travel, and had been about everywhere. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and 500. In her younger years, she also took part as a “Pink Lady” at Mercy Hospital, and participated in the Meals on Wheels program. Mary Clare always took pride in her appearance, and enjoyed shopping at Von Maur.

Memorials may be made to St Ann’s Catholic Church.


Mary Clare is survived by her niece and nephew, Mary (Patrick) Frese, Moline, and Kim (Connie) Clay, Davenport; great nephews and niece; Matthew (Sarah) Clay, Austin, Texas, Joseph Clay, Houston, Texas, and Theresa (Dylan) Broihier, Eldridge; and a great-great nephew, Aidan Broihier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Robert Clay; and a niece, Robin Clay. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mary Clare’s obituary at

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