January 13, 1934 – January 27, 2023
Bill Peters of Prairie Village, Kansas, born January 13, 1934, passed away aged 89 on January 27, 2023. Born in Uniontown, PA, Bill was raised in Clarksburg, WV and attended the University of West Virginia where he holds a degree in business administration and met Margaret, his beloved wife of 66 years. After graduation, Bill and Margaret married and soon after moved to Germany when Bill was drafted and stationed in the US Army in Heidelberg. Upon his return Bill accepted a position with the 3M corporation and they settled in Charleston, WV, where he became the youngest branch manager in the United States before a subsequent transfer and promotion to another position at 3M in Columbus, OH.
A loving father and devoted family man, Bill’s career eventually brought Margaret and their 3 children to Overland Park, KS, where they founded BilMar Printing in 1977, a business that Bill and Margaret operated together until their retirement during which they enjoyed an active social life and lots of traveling with friends. Bill was a lifelong Master Mason in the Clarksburg Masonic Lodge and an active member of Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Kansas City, MO.
He was preceded by his death by his parents, William Bruno and Iona Recknor Peters, as well as his sisters Louise Eisenberg and June Lyons, all of Miami, Springs, FL. Bill is survived by wife, Margaret Kenworthy Peters, daughters Beth (Patrick) Robinson, Jennifer (Cliff Stubbs) Thomas, son Beau (Libby) Peters, grandchildren Ashley (Spencer) DuVall, Taylor (Caitlin) Robinson, Ted (Erin) Peters, Emily (Darin) Wiltgen, Walker (Laura Lee) Thomas, William Thomas, Caroline Thomas, grandchildren Lauren and Will Stubbs, and great-grandchildren Grace and Winnie DuVall.
Services will be held at 10:30 am on February 18, 2023 at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church located at 6401 Wornall Terrace in Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or Saint Andrews Episcopal Church.