In January of 2011 when Ginnie Peters retired from the Perry Public Library, she was looking forward to spending more time with her husband, Matt, but she never really got the chance. He died of suicide in May of that year. “One day he told me he had torment in his head, and then the next day he was gone," she says.
The two farmed 1500 acres between Perry and Panora, Iowa for most of their lives. Today, Peters blames the stress of planning for the future of her husband’s century farm for what happened.
“One day he told me he had torment in his head, and then the next day he was gone."
Ginnie Peters tells Charity Nebbe about her late husband, Matt.
After Vern Beachy lost his wife to suicide, he began writing about what he was going through. Not just about the difficulty of the loss but also his struggles with M.S. and his fight to get out of a wheelchair.
To write A Tear-Stained Letter, Beachy says, "I took a knife to my heart and wrote about what fell out.” In this interview, Beachy talks about it with host Charity Nebbe.