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Dorothy M. Peak

November 21, 2021

Dorothy M. Peak 94, died November 21, 2021 at Paramount Health and Rehab in Newton.  She was born December 4, 1926 in Quenmo, Kansas to George A and Edith (Worley) McKinley.  On April 9, 1944 she married Keith W. Peak at Eskridge, Kansas and he preceded her in death on August 3, 1991.

She was retired as assistant director of food service for USD 373 in Newton.

Dorothy was a long time active member of First United Methodist Church in downtown Newton. She served as president of United Methodist Women for several years and was an active member of the Rachel Circle and another previous to that. She was known for all her homemade pies and breads she made every year for the church bazaar. Her family begged for her homemade rolls at all the family dinners. She also loved playing cards with her card group friends until they were no longer able.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters Peggy Hinshaw of Bella Vista AR and Judy Cornelius (Tom) of El Salvador, 5 grandchildren, Jeff Petersen, Denise Dreher, Vanessa Webster, Tom Cornelius and Crystal Hinshaw, 11 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Linda McKinley and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Lucinda Marie and 3 brothers Lewis, Kenneth and Robert McKinley.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 29, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Newton with The Reverend Amos McCarthy officiating.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton.

Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s memory to First United Methodist Church and left with Petersen Funeral Home.

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6 thoughts on “Dorothy M. Peak

  1. Death is not victory, for we all will overcome death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dorothy served First United Methodist Church faithfully. We missed you dearly.
    May angels sing you to your rest.

    Pastor Amos
    First United Methodist Church

  2. Denise. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for our Lord to wrap your family in his arms. In Jesus’ name. Amen

  3. Even before I married Jeff I called you Grandma. I’ve missed you all these years since the divorce. I will continue to miss you and love you.

  4. Mrs. Peak,
    I remember her for her great meals while growing up at Pleasant Acres country school. She was always nice to us all. Prayers for her family during this time.

  5. Judy,
    I am thinking of you at the passing of your mother. I know you will miss her! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Margaret Meyer

  6. To the Cornelius crew. What a heritage to cherish. Our Lord obviously enriched your lives with Dorothy’s influence demonstrated by your faithful service to our Lord and the Love you demonstrate to others. God’s Peace be with you through this journey and beautiful memories to all who who shared a piece of her life.

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