the key west citizenAugust 29, 2018


James H. Peters, 75, of Key Colony Beach, Florida and Marblehead, Ohio passed away at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio on Aug. 19, 2018.

He was born Aug. 22, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of James H. and Mary Sue (Rooney) Peters, Sr. On Nov. 13, 1971 he married Linda Overly. Jim grew up in Cleveland and graduated from John Marshall High School, at which time he entered the United States Navy. Jim was the proprietor of Mole Agency, an insurance agency in Grafton, Ohio for many years. Jim and Linda have resided in Key Colony Beach for the past 18 years, returning to Marblehead each summer. His passions were fishing, hunting, boating and traveling with his wife. He will be remembered and missed by his family and many friends he nurtured over the years.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Linda; brother-in-law Gary F. (Debbie) Overly of Pinehurst, North Carolina; nephew Michael Peters of Los Angeles, California; and many cousins in the Cleveland area. He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Peters, Sr.; mother, Mary Sue Peters and brother Michael Peters.

Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio. Father John Missler will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at