OBITUARY: Dorothy M. Peak

Dorothy M. Peak, 94, died Nov. 21, 2021, at Paramount Health and Rehab in Newton.  She was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Quenmo, to George A and Edith (Worley) McKinley.  On April 9, 1944, she married Keith W. Peak at Eskridge, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 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 Ark., and Judy Cornelius (Tom) of El Salvador, five 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 three brothers, Lewis, Kenneth and Robert McKinley.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29, at First United Methodist Church in Newton with Reverend Amos McCarthy officiating.  Visitation was 1-5 p.m., Sunday, at Petersen Funeral Home. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial was 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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