Rosa Lea Peterson (Eivins)
Cameron, Missouri- Rosa Lea Peterson, 86, Cameron passed away on April 21, 2018 at her home.
Rosa Lea was born on February 5, 1932 in Ridgeway, Missouri to Harley and Ruby (Billups) Eivins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, James Johnson and John “Pete” Peterson, Jr.; daughter, Donna Johnson; grandson, James Bradley McQueen; brother, Garry D. Eivins.
Rosa Lea was a 1950 graduate of Mt. Moriah and earned her Bachelor of Science from Northwest Missouri State University.
She taught English, Journalism and the Yearbook Staff Sponsor at Cameron High School, before retiring. After retirement, she worked at the Cameron Library.
Rosa Lea was a member of the Junior Tri Arts, hospice volunteer for Comfort Care Hospice and ministered to several clubs, nursing homes and the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cameron.
Survivors: daughter, Debbie (Bill) Whiteaker, Cameron; son, Jeff Johnson, Cameron; daughter, April (Jesse) DeGerald, Kansas City, MO; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Koechner, Shane (Angie) McQueen, Tom Whiteaker, Sam Whiteaker and Leah Whiteaker; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Annita (Don) Robinson, Blythedale, MO; 5 brothers, Larry (Jean) Eivins, Blythedale, MO, J.O. Eivins, Ridgeway, MO, Terry (Wilma) Eivins, Eolia, MO, Pete (Cindy) Eivins, Hamilton, MO and Pat (Paula) Eivins, Cameron.
Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 26, 2018 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Visitation: 6-8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial: Wamsley Cemetery, Cameron, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations to Comfort Care Hospice, Cameron. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.