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“Prayers & hugs to all the family, but especially Carl. We so enjoyed your visits, but missed seeing both of you the past 2 years. Praying for God's...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie & Kean Anspach - PA

“Dear Brother Carl and family,We were sorry to hear of Donna'spassing. We are praying the Lord will holdyou especially close and comfortyou through...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ed & Connie Scaglione - Novato, CA

“She was the embodiment of godliness with contentment being great gain. For many years I struggled with being a pastor's wife because her life...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Susan (Beebe) Mosebrook - NJ

“I was privileged to know your mom. Your tributes to her were beautiful and I know she would be so proud of all of you. Please know that you are in...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Becky Baratta - Findlay, OH

“We will dearly miss this beautiful Christian woman! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Fox - Charleston, SC

“Our love and prayers are with the family ❤Praising God for a life well lived. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tom and Shelly Broderick - NY

“Joan and I are thinking of all of you. She was a wonderful and loving person. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Rodney Raines - Orangeburg, SC

“Sorry to hear of your loss. May our Lord comfort you and the family . ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara McCollim - Magnolia, TX

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“We cherish the memories we made together teaching our Russians years ago. Prayers for strength of heart, peace of mind, and rest of soul. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Lowry - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can help with here in Conestoga, please let us know. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Marie Petters Kelly - Conestoga, PA

“Sorry to hear about Donnas passing but at the same time we are glad that she is home with Jesus! it was good to see both Carl and Donna this summer....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Schmitt - Lancaster, PA

Donna Lou Petters, wife of Carl Eugene Petters, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 27, 2020.

She was born in York, Pennsylvania on December 10, 1933 to Stewart S. and Florence M. Detwiler. After completing Manheim Central High School, she graduated from Millersville State Teachers College in 1957 where she majored in Library Science. Donna Lou served faithfully as a devoted pastor's wife, mother of four children, school teacher, and librarian. She sacrificially and joyfully volunteered many hours in serving various Christian Ministries and her 16 grandchildren. Her passion for her Lord, art, love of good literature and untiring scrabble games brings a smile to the faces of those she has left behind.

Donna Lou is preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, and her brother, Dawson K. Detwiler.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Carl Petters and four children, Mary Lou Petters, Jenny Bostic (wife of Curtis Bostic ), Debby Bollmann (wife of Kyle Bollmann), and John Petters (husband to Jessica Petters) all of Charleston, SC. Her life leaves a rich legacy of joy and service to her 16 grandchildren: Daniel, Elizabeth, Joseph, Jonathan, Stephen Bostic, and Levi, Seth, Brittany, Kimberly, Luke, Micah Bollmann, and John Curtis, Catherine, Jack, Caleb and Clara Petters. She is also survived by her brother Jack E. Detwiler of Manheim, Pennsylvania and 3 nieces and a nephew.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend services for Donna Lou Petters, Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Peaceful Way Farm, 7218 Highway 165, Ravenel, SC, 29470. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm and Service at 3:00 pm. Services will be live streamed beginning at 3PM. To view the live stream, please visit

Interment will be at Conestoga United Methodist Cemetery, Conestoga, Pennsylvania.

In Lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Donna Lou's memory to Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center North Charleston, SC

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC, 29414.