Susan Kay Peters of Scandia, Kansas passed away at home, surrounded by love on March 20, 2023 at the age of 76. She was born on July 4, 1946 in Clay Center, Kansas to Floyd Chester and Vivian May (Taylor) Tinkham.
She grew up in Washington, Kansas and attended Washington schools. She went on to attend Kansas State University until she wed her high school sweetheart, Duane Leroy Peters. They were married in Washington at the First United Methodist Church on April 17, 1965. This union brought two children; Steven Michael and Amy Sue.
Susan's life was a true testament to her character and upbringing, and spent her lifetime caring for family and friends.
Susan cherished her time spent with her children and grandchildren. She instilled in her family that the simple things in life will always bring you joy that will last beyond a lifetime. She taught them: the art of making a house a home, the magic of finding pictures in the clouds, the beauty in every rock, the healing powers of music, and the simple comfort of a good cup of coffee. Friends and Family always knew the door was open and to come on in.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Duane, of Scandia, Kansas; her children, Steve Peters, of Scandia, Kansas, and Amy (Bryan) Rickard, of Scandia, Kansas; grandchildren, Ian (Kaylee) Peters, of Riley, Kansas, Taylor (Aaron) Racette, of Oakley, Kansas, Lane Peters, of Hays, Kansas, Max Rickard, of Scandia, Kansas, Macy Rickard (Zach) of Randall, Kansas, and Miles Rickard, of Scandia, Kansas; great-grandchildren, Frankie Racette, of Oakley, Kansas, and Truman Peters, of Riley, Kansas; and brother, Dennis Tinkham of Wichita, Kansas.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Scandia Community Center. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home on Friday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials are requested to Solomon Valley Hospice or Morrison House of Salina and can be sent in care of the funeral home. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home is assisting Susan’s family with arrangements.