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Evelyn Futrelle Peterson

Posted on October 11, 2021


Greenville, SC — Evelyn Futrelle Peterson, 93, passed away October 8th in Greenville, South Carolina with family at her side. Evelyn was born November 22, 1927. She spent the first 88 years of her life in Wilmington before moving to The Landing in Wilson, North Carolina.

Evelyn graduated from New Hanover High School in 1946 and shortly thereafter began a job as Office Manager at the Star News. She joined Mutual of Omaha in 1950, where she worked as the Office Administrator until she retired in 1963.

A loving and devoted wife, mother and "Nana," Evelyn was at her happiest spending time with and taking care of family. She enjoyed traveling, lifelong friendships, and attending Sunday services at Pine Valley UMC in Wilmington. In her later years, Evelyn was an avid Canasta player with some very special ladies from The Landing.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert James Peterson; her parents, Herbert and Jane Futrelle; brothers, Charles and Eldridge Futrelle; and sisters, Dorothy Elizabeth Garner and Mary Frances Williams. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Peterson Kuyath (Ron) and Wilbert (Pete) James Peterson Jr. (Lou Ann); her grandchildren, Mark Rudolph (Kristi), Ronnie Kuyath, Janey Kuyath Darcey (Charley), Spencer Peterson, Sam Kuyath (Julie), Jordan Peterson Davis (Carson), Alex Kuyath, Sarah Evelyn Peterson, and Cole Peterson; and her great-grandchildren, Zoe and Marshall Rudolph.

A Celebration of Life service will be held October 14th at 11 o'clock in the morning at Andrews Mortuary (1617 Market Street in Wilmington). The family will receive family and friends beginning at 10 o'clock until just before the service begins. At Evelyn's request, Pastor Dr. Tim Reaves will officiate.

The family wishes to thank Crescent Hospice's Heather Carmichael, Kim Stevens and Emma Lawing for their tireless devotion to caring for Evelyn in her last few months. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cresent Hospice (105 Lovett Drive, Greenville, SC 29607) or to Pine Valley UMC (3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403).

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