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Cora Peters

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 8:10 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 12:47 p.m. CST

WALNUT — Cora G. Peters, 18, of Walnut passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria.

Cora was born on Aug. 10, 1995, in Princeton, the daughter of David and Karen (Harm) Peters. She was a senior at Bureau Valley High School, where she was the 2013 Homecoming Queen. Cora’s contagious smile and fiesty attitude encouraged so many. Cora was very active with the Dax Locke Foundation and was a spokeswoman for childhood cancer research.

She is survived by her parents, David and Karen Peters of Walnut; one sister, Dorian Peters of Walnut; two brothers, Joseph Peters and Jonathon Peters, both of Walnut; her paternal grandfather, William J. Peters of Hannibal, Mo.; her maternal stepgrandfather, Tom Lippincott of Kinderhook; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius with the Rev. Eldon Cook, pastor of the Walnut Bible Church, officiating. A private graveside service will be Sunday in the Walnut Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

A memorial has been established to Dax Locke Foundation and Cora’s Benefit in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements have been completed by Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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