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Kathleen Janet Peterman

September 30, 1929 — November 11, 2023

Kathleen Janet Reid Peterman, 94, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Hollidaysburg, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday after a fifteen year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late William Wallace and Ethel Mae (Swartz) Reid.

On October 23, 1948, she married Arthur William Peterman, Jr. at First Baptist Church in Altoona. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1998 following 50 years of marriage.

Surviving are two sons: Stephen R. of Altoona and Arthur William III (Shelly) of Morrisdale; three daughters: Kathie L. Smith (Gary) of East Freedom and Rebecca A. and Jane L. Peterman of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Jason Peterman (Jen) of Olney, MD, Bryson Peterman (Danielle) of Altoona, Stephanie Peterman of Rockville, MD, Spencer Peterman (Erin) of Altoona, Erin Zook (Ken) of Lewisburg, Matthew Smith (Martha) of Whittier, NC and Will Peterman of Morrisdale; and twelve great grandchildren: Nathaniel, Sadie, Ella, Noah, Allison, Emma, Troy, Nathan, Micah, Ezra, Isiah and Anna.

She was the last of her family, being preceded in death by her siblings: William, Robert, Marjorie Parsons and Betty Grove.

She was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School and a member of Frankstown Park Missionary Church in Hollidaysburg.

Kathleen had a great faith and love for the Lord. This was demonstrated by her giving of resources, volunteering at various organizations, and always putting friends and family before herself. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A special thank you goes to all the staff at Homewood at Martinsburg Countryside who gave Kathleen such loving and respectful care the past ten years.

Family and friends will be received from 10 until the 11 am Memorial Service on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona, 16601 with Pastor Roland Cadle officiating. Interment will be made at Alto Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kathleen’s honor to Homewood at Martinsburg, Benevolent Fund 437 Givler Drive, Martinsburg PA 16662.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc

719 N 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc

719 N 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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