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Ron Peters

July 9, 1948 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 73)


Ronald “Ron” Dwayne Peters, of Latham, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the age of 73. Ron was born on July 9, 1948 in Halstead, Kansas to Melvin and Wilma (Laubhan) Peters. Ron lived life to the fullest. He followed in his father’s footsteps and began farming as a child. He was proud to be a farmer and farmed up until he decided to go to the police academy. After working in Harvey County for about a year and graduating from the academy, Ron went on to be an investigator and later on the Undersheriff for Butler County Sheriff’s Office. He worked under Sheriff Sid Blakeman and was very honored to do so. He worked there from 1970 until 1982. Ron was also very proud to be a business owner. He owned and operated Ron’s Locksmith Shop for 37 years and he owned and operated Keighley Barn for 32 years. He continued in civil service working for the Latham Township Fire Department as a trustee and then as a clerk. He wasn’t going to continue working, but he had so many write-in votes that he couldn’t walk away from his community. Ron was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Patmos 97 in El Dorado, Kansas. When Ron wasn’t working, he was spending time with his loving family. He married the love of his life, Faye Wert, on January 21, 1967. Together they shared a wonderful life raising their kids and then later was blessed with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ron was a very loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who ever knew him.
Ron is survived by his wife, Faye Peters; children, Kelli (Joe) Shackelford and Sheri Lee (Mike) Marsing; grandchildren, Brandi (Cody Webb) Stangle, Hanna (Bailey) Bulyar, Natasha (Alex) Mostacero, and Natalie Owens; great grandchildren, Ashdon Weaver, Sophia Weaver, Kelsey Webb, Zoey Bulyar, and one great grandchild on the way, Olivia Mostacero; twin brother, Don (Freddie) Peters; sister, Joyce Demo; along with many other nieces, nephews, brothers in law enforcement, brothers from the fire department, and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Wilma (Laubhan) Peters; and brother, Larry Peters.
Memorial donations in Ron’s name can be directed to the Latham Fire Department and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
A Celebration of life is planned for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11am at the Latham Community Center.
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January 19, 2022

11:00 AM to TBD
Latham Community Center


Butler County Sheriff's Department
141 S. Gordy St., El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-322-4254

Latham Fire Department

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