PETERS (Milton), Julia Adele A memorial service for Julia Adele Minton Peters will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hamilton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. John H. Lewis officiating. Mrs. Peters died in the Hamilton facility of Hospice of Cincinnati. She was 99 years old. Born in the family home in Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio, on October 9, 1917, she was the second of three children of Henry Eugene Minton and Mary Virginia Sample. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1935 and Miami University in 1939. While at Miami she was inducted into Delta Zeta Sorority, an organization of which her aunt Mabel Minton was a founder. Before and during World War II, she was employed as the secretary to the CEO of Aeronca Aircraft in Middletown. While at Aeronca she earned her private pilot's license. On May 28, 1942 she married her high school sweetheart, Army Cpl. Luther A. Peters at Camp Callan in San Diego County, CA. She travelled with him across the country as he received additional training at several Army posts and finally to Ft. Benning, GA, where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Mrs. Peters returned to Hamilton and her work at Aeronca when Lieutenant Peters was sent to the European Theater of Operation. Mr. and Mrs. Peters celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary one year before his untimely death in 1983. After the war Mr. Peters returned to his job at Champion Papers and Mrs. Peters became a housewife, caring for two children and participating in numerous civic and charitable organizations including the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary ("The Sallies"), the YWCA, Girl Scouts, Current Events Club and Delta Zeta Alumnae. She belonged to Hannah Circle at The Presbyterian Church. Most importantly, for more than 50 years she was the manager of Ryemill Farms, family property which she inherited after the death of her mother. She was the fourth generation of the William Cochran family to live on the farm, with her children being the fifth. Her grandson will become the sixth generation upon his retirement in five years. Mrs. Peters is survived by her children Ellen Gene Skaggs and her companion Charles A. Bender; her son, Julian Bradley Peters and his companion Sheri Helton; her grandson Jeffrey S. Truby and his wife Ruby, Las Vegas, NV and two great granddaughters, Alexandra Jessica Truby, an honors freshman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and Kelsey Nicole Truby, also an excellent student as a sophomore in high school. Besides her husband, Mrs. Peters was preceded in death by her brother, David W. Minton; her sister, Doris Minton Vaughan; and her son-in-law, Lt. Col. Jesse S. Skaggs, III. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the United Service Organization (The USO), P. O. Box 96860, Washington, D.C. 20077, an organization which has touched the lives of all the immediate family members and continues to enrich the lives of American servicemen and women around the world. Weigel Funeral Home is serving the family.
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