Jennifer Suzanne Peters

02/05/1965 - 02/07/2024


Obituary For Jennifer Suzanne Peters

Jennifer Suzanne Peters, 59, of University City, MO, was born in Cedar Rapids, IA, on February 5, 1965, and passed away peacefully in her home on February 7, 2024, in the company of her wife Jackie Mollet, her sister-in-law Julie Lakin, and her beloved cat, Sunny.

Jennifer is survived by her mother Sharon Peters (Keiper), brother Will (Crystal) Peters, her niece and nephews, Joe, Ella, and Sam, and many dear friends, family, and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Peters, in 2018.

Her love of music and acting began at an early age, taking guitar and violin lessons, and performing in school musicals. This carried into her high school and college years, eventually leading her to earn her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Iowa in 1987. She was a cast member with the Theatre Cedar Rapids. Upon hearing the news of her passing, a former classmate wrote, “I remember her sweet, sweet smile and her kind and gentle spirit. She was so talented and humble, both in equal measure.”

Jennifer developed her passion for helping people and earned her license as a clinical massage therapist, studying anatomy and Neurokinetic Therapy. For more than 30 years she has served the massage therapist community. She was elected as the first VP of the Missouri Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and Chair of the Government Relations Committee, working to get bills passed for licensing standards and requirements. She received an Achievement Award in 1999. We have heard from many of Jen’s clients that she made a positive impact on their lives and their quality of life through massage therapy. Her dedication was evident when she continued to see clients throughout the pandemic while continuing with her own treatment regimen.

A Celebration of Jen will take place on April 6, 2024, at The Focal Point in Maplewood, MO, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Email for questions or to RSVP.

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  • 03/21/2024

    I was friends with Jennifer in high school as we were in West Side Delegation together. Enjoyed the times when I was in her company. My thoughts are with her wife and family. Such a wonderful person and bright light.

  • 03/09/2024

    Jennifer was the most accomplished licensed massage therapist in the St Louis area. Continually updating and adding to her skills , she was extremely effective in her work, irreplaceable. A great loss to the profession, not to mention a great loss to family and friends. Nancy Cooksey, BSN, RN

  • 02/10/2024

    I am so sorry to hear this. Jennifer's brother and I were childhood friends. She was like the big sister I never had. I will be thinking of her family and friends.

  • 02/10/2024

    My deepest condolences to Jen's family and friends. It was my pleasure to know and perform with her as part of the Old Gold Singers at the University of Iowa. She was vibrant with a smile that could light up a room. Rest in peace, Jen. Chris Riedel King

  • 02/09/2024

    I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer in several shows at TCR. We were dance partners in several of them. She was such a great woman! I'm sorry to hear of her passing. My love to her wife and family.

  • 02/08/2024

    Jackie & family, We are so very sorry to hear of Jen's passing. I was lucky enough to meet her when I visited for Aunt Gina's funeral. She was a very sweet lady. Our prayers are with you 🙏. We love you Jackie 😘 Lauri & George Bertsche

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