Joyce E. Peterson, 80, of 8302 Route 6, near Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor, where she recently resided.
Born Jan. 15, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Edith Peterson Swedenhjelm. On Oct. 31, 1953 in Kane, she married Kenneth J. Peterson, who died Feb. 18, 1996.
She had worked at the Market Basket in Kane for 18 years, retiring as manager of the Ben Franklin department.
Joyce was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Mt. Jewett and an associate member of Lebanon Lutheran Church in Kanesholm, where she served on the church council. She enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking and her 49ers lunch group.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane L. (Bob) Clark of Smethport; two sons, Robert I. (Amy) Peterson and Scott E. (Jayne) Peterson, both of Kane; a sister, Ruth Swedenhjelm of Kane; two brothers, Ramon Swedenhjelm of Kane and Gary Swedenhjelm of Smethport; five grandchildren, Ken Peterson, Ryan Peterson, Katie Dase and Matthew and Thomas Clark, plus great-grandchildren Addison and Lillian Dase. Several special nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband and parents, are sisters Cleo Fleeger and Helen Umpleby, brothers Paul, Wendell and Darrell Swedenhjelm, and Robert and Thomas in their youth.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane, and may attend a service there at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the rev. V. Theodore Benson, pastor of the Lebanon Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery, Kanesholm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 455, Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com .