November 20, 2020

Joyce Elaine Peters

Joyce Elaine (Carter) Peters, 86 of Lincoln passed away November 18, 2020.  Born December 2, 1933 to Theresa and Samuel Carter in Lincoln.  Joyce attended Havelock Elementary and Northeast High School, graduating in 1951.  She married the love of her life, Francis Wesley Peters on November 29, 1952.  The union took them to Germany where Francis was stationed in the Army.  Together they raised five children.  Joyce was Office Supervisor at the University Nebraska Registration & Records for 30 years, retiring in 2000.  After retiring, she became involved with Baby’s in Need.  Joyce enjoyed time with her family, reading, sewing, quilting, knitting and her daily devotions.

Survivors include her daughter, Roxanne (Steve) Leach of Lincoln; Guy (Dianne) Peters of Omaha; Rob (Deb) Peters of Lincoln; Cindy Roberts (partner John) of Omaha; Scott (Naomi) Peters of Las Vegas; brother Sam Carter (Virginia) of Lincoln; Eighteen grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Francis W. Peters; parents Theresa and Samuel Carter; step father Henry Peters; sister Patricia Harrington; brother in law Richard Harrington; sister Valerita Ellsworth; sister Sandra Lipskey; brother in law Max Lipskey; sister in law Carol Anderson; bother in law Harry Anderson; great grandchild Tyson Henry Peters.

Funeral service will be held privately. Memorials to COPD Foundation, Tabitha Meals on Wheels or St. John The Apostle Catholic Church.

The service will be available for viewing by live stream at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020.

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  1. A wonderful mother and aunt. A caring and giving woman who loved making things to give away.

    Sending love to her family.

  2. I will miss Joyce very much because we played a game on Facebook and then talked on the e-mails. She was our connection with the Nebraska football, giving us the scores because we couldn’t see the games on TV. We knew each other in high school, but my husband Jim and I moved to Texas in 1962. Our thoughts and prayers go with each of you in this time of sorrow. Love, Jill and Jim Wadlow

  3. The Peters family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. A very special mother and a special person. She will be missed. I love so much mom always you will be with me!!

  5. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Joyce this last year at Legacy Terrace. She was a kind woman with a sense of humor. We will all miss her.

  6. Words will not serve as justice in describing the wonderful woman she was. I will hold a special place in my heart for Joyce who showed such kindness and love to me. Rest easy but be sure to dance it up with Pete …

  7. Joyce and I worked together in the UNL Office of Registration and Records for twenty years. Joyce was very compassionate to the students that we served, the faculty that we worked with, the other UNL offices that we worked with, and with her co-workers in Registration and Records. Joyce was always professional in the dealing with others. It was my privilege to work with Joyce. Joyce was a Christian friend.

  8. There is never anything easy to say other than sorry for your loss but it is so true. 60th Street Friends and Neighbors.


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