Marilyn June Bedard Metz Peterson, 79, Vero Beach

Marilyn June Bedard Metz Peterson, 79, died July 13, 2010, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach.

She was born in Massillon, Ohio, and lived in the Vero Beach area for 38 years, coming from Ohio. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Vero Beach and District 17 Nurses Association.

She was chairman of the local cancer drive and started the first private duty nurses registry review board. She also was a member of the Junior Women’s Club and Beta Sigma Phi.

She was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.

Survivors include her son, Henry Kenneth Metz of New York City; daughter, Gretchen Rae Metz of Vero Beach; stepdaughters, Linda Duck and Barbara Grinnel, both of Cropwell, Ala.; brothers, Don Manley of Dalton, Ohio, Jacob Manley of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Walter Manley of Massillon; sisters, Margaret Mossniau of Palm Bay and Barbara Baker of Massillon; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Bednard; brother, John Manley; husband, Leonard Walter Peterson; daughters, June Anne Metz and Betty Louella Metz; stepdaughter, Patricia Rosenbaum; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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