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“It is with the deepest sympathy that the Chesterland Historical Foundation offers it's condolences to Abbie Lou's extended family. There are so many...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Chesterland Historical Foundation - OH

“Sorry to see you go Abbie Lou. You were a Mom and an inspiration to so many of us in our teens. May you rest in peace.Cathy (Will) Montgomery ...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Congratulations on your Promotion Mom Pete! Thank you for all that you have done for all of the Rainbow Girls under your care. I'll see you again...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kristie Painter Mirano - CA

“Abbe Lou and I were long time friends in Chesterland and Rainbow Girls. She and my husband attended the same elementary school and would reminisce...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lois and Carl Lantz - Punta Gorda, FL

“Grace and peace to the family during this time. She will be missed. I have many fond memories of Mom Pete! She was loved by all.Dee Dee & Dave ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom Pete was such a very very special person to so many girls. We all loved her and we knew she loved us as well. She was a wonderful role model. I...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Lou Patterson Archer - OH

“May the God of comfort be with you ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Betty Fiebig - Orlando, FL

“Our sincere sympathy to all who loved Pete. Knowing her for the past nearly 40 years has been one of the greatest treasures I could have. She was...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patti Bauer - Chesterland, OH

“We've been neighbors for 50+ years. We will miss hearing that bell ring when the Indians (or Ohio State) win a game. You were very special to me,...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Anita Eberl - Chesterland, OH


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ABBIE LOU PETERSON (nee Barber) age 95, of Chesterland. Beloved wife of the late William H.

Dear mother of Lynn Peterson (deceased) and Laurie Dorko (John).

Loving grandmother of Michael Straub, Laurie Kosanovich (Dan), Daniel "D.J." Dorko and Lindsey Dorko.

Loving great grandmother of Eric, Barrett and Emory Kosanovich.

Dear sister of the late Alice Lewis.

Abbie Lou was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the founder of Chesterland Rainbow Assembly and served as Mother Advisor touching the lives of hundreds of young ladies. In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball, golfing and bowling. She was employed as a supervisor at J.C. Penneys and was an active member of POT's. Family and friends were special to her including her new friends at Maplewood of Chardon. She enjoyed following the sporting and musical events of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also an avid fan of Cleveland's sports teams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Family will receive friends from 10A.M.- 12 NOON THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017 at the GATTOZZI AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 12524 CHILLICOTHE RD. (RT. 306, NORTH OF MAYFIELD RD.) CHESTERLAND followed by a Memorial Service at 12 Noon.