‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Memorial Service

Siloam Springs Bible Church
Saturday February 24th, 2018

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Jennifer "Jenni"'s visitation.

Jennifer "Jenni" Lynne Peterson

Jennifer “Jenni” Lynne Peterson, 36, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Jenni was born on February 21, 1981 in Eugene, Oregon to Michael and Joy Peterson. She attended Siloam Springs High School and John Brown University. She was a Preschool Teacher at the Friendship Pediatric Services in Siloam Springs where she loved teaching and caring for her class. She made such an impact on them that she would get recognized out in public by her little students, which always made her smile. She could also cross-stitch beautifully and would give out her crafts to family and friends. She loved to cook and try new recipes. She also enjoyed watching sports like cycling, the Olympics, and baseball. Jenni enjoyed sci-fi movies and tv shows. She accepted Christ as her Savior as a child, and is with Him now.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Joy Peterson of Siloam Springs, AR and her two brothers, David Peterson of Tulsa, OK and Jonathan Peterson of Siloam Springs, AR; her grandfather, Bob Peterson of Eugene, OR; numerous aunts and uncles; many cousins; and other loved ones and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Siloam Springs Bible Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 pm by Pastor Bruce Boehmer. The cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jennifer "Jenni" Peterson, please visit our flower store.


Jenni had a quiet strength that gave strength to others. She planted seeds of love & acceptance that will impact children & families for years. We have hope because she is in heaven with Jesus. Gods strength and comfort to her family and school family.

Suzann Hernandez Mar 3 2018 12:00 AM

Jenni, thank you for blessing me and your friends with your cross stitch art catered to our fandoms, and for all the time spent crafting such wonderful homemade gifts. You will be missed. Praying for your family and loved ones during this time.

Jessica Wei Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on February 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

Jenni, I loved exchanging cards, sharing Tour de France fandom, and Words with Friends. The needlepoints you sent I will treasure forever. Thank you for making my years at JBU so fun, taking me in over spring break my freshman year, trips to Taco Bell and Starbucks, watching Ultimate home games, Monday Eve dinners. Rest in peace.

Martha Zumack Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

Jenni, having your friendship made my college experience better by far. I still have an epic birthday card that you helped pick out. I will forever cherish all the impromptu adventures and memories.

Lee Charles Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

So true! Jenni was an example of selflessness.

Lee Charles Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jennifer "Jenni" Peterson

Kathryn Herron Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

We will miss Jenni at Friendship! She had a quiet presence but a big sense of humor. Her legacy will live on in all the kids whose lives she touched.

Cindy Vetor Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

Jenni, I have such fond memories of us in high school, especially lunch in the cafeteria and in English class. You will be missed!

Brandi Vaughn Feb 7 2018 12:00 AM

Jenni never had a bad thing to say bout anyone. Always smiling rest well my old friend

Shannon wright Feb 7 2018 12:00 AM

Show More Entries