Barbara Ann Peters, age 76, of Mankato, died August 22, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be that day from Noon until time of services. Inurnment will be in Woodland Hills Columbarium.
Barbara was born December 3, 1936, in Minneapolis, MN, to Michael and Anna (Hajas) Burton. She was a homemaker, had worked as a housekeeper at various places and later, worked 14 years at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital. She married Melvin L. Peters, they later divorced. Barbara loved all animals. She would never hesitate to take in a stray. She enjoyed working outdoors in her yard with her various plants and flowers. In her leisure time she enjoyed watching T.V., crossword puzzles, and if anyone ever needed help, she was always there to do what she could. Barbara was affiliated with Hope Baptist Church.
She is survived by son, Ronald Peters of Mankato; daughter, Robin (David) Throldahl of Mankato; grandchildren, Derek (Amanda) Throldahl, Ashley Throldahl, Bryan Throldahl, Dylan Throldahl and Alex Throldahl; sister, Helen Noriega of Vallejo, CA; many nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Anne Aguilar and Pauline "Toby" Minor; brother, John Burton.