LEONARDVILLE, Kan.-- Jean Elaine (Kunze) Peterson, 58, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1960 in Clay Center, the daughter of Val Jene and Mildred (Killman) Kunze. She graduated from Riley County High School, where she was the first female FFA member. Following high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Science at Fort Hays State University.