Sister Rebecca was born in St. Louis. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1954 from St. Teresa Parish in Glennon-ville, Mo. She professed first vows in 1956 and final vows in 1962. She earned a master’s in elementary administration from St. Louis University in 1974 and a bachelor’s in history from the former Notre Dame College in St. Louis in 1963.
Sister Rebecca was in education for 52 years. She began her teaching career at St. Boniface in Quincy, where she taught from 1956-63. She also taught at St. Mary in Cape Girardeau, Mo., from 1963-64; Our Lady of Loretto in St. Louis from 1964-65 and 1966-67; St. Paul in Highland, from 1980-85; and St. Peter Claver in St. Louis from 1985-87.
She also was a teacher at St. Joseph in Scott City, Mo., from 1973-80, and served as principal there from 1974-77. She also was the principal at St. Joseph in Manchester, Mo., from 1967-73.
From 1987-2005 and 2006-08, Sister Rebecca served as a tutor at the former Notre Dame Learning Center in south St. Louis County.
Sister Rebecca is survived by a brother, David Peters, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and two sisters, Joan Blume of Glennonville, Mo., and Sister Marie Augusteen Peters, SSND, who serves in Honduras.
The funeral Mass was Oct. 21, in the SSND motherhouse chapel, 320 E. Ripa Ave, in south St. Louis County. Burial was in the motherhouse cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Resource Development, 320 E. Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63125-2897.