Evelyn Lavena Peters-Robinson
December 02, 1924 ‒ February 09, 2016
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Evelyn Lavena Peters-Robinson, of Galion and formerly of Mount Gilead, age 91, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in Galion, OH.
She was born December 2, 1924 in Parkersburg, WV to Luther B. Wilson and Clara L. Davis. She attended school in Parkersburg, WV and graduated in 1942 from Rockland High School in Belpre, OH.
The day following her graduation, she was united in marriage on May 30, 1942 at the age of seventeen to Lowell D. Peters. From this union, they went on to have seven sons. In 1953, Evelyn and Lowell moved the family to the Williamsport, OH area from southeast Ohio. As life was not easy with that many hungry mouths, Evelyn went to work as a waitress at various restaurants in the late 50s. She soon obtained a job with the Morrow County Hospital. She worked in Medical Records and eventually went to work at the Galion Community Hospital from where she retired in 1989. Lowell passed away in early 1983, and Evelyn moved to Florida with her son Luther and helped him raise his four daughters.
On October 7, 1994, Evelyn married Edsel Robinson in Bradenton, FL. Edsel was Evelyn’s first boyfriend when she was a young girl. They were married for almost thirteen years until Edsel passed away in 2007. They made their home in the Bradenton/Port Charlotte, FL area.
Even though Evelyn accomplished many different things in her lifetime, the thing she was proudest of was her children and grandchildren. If you met her, it was not long before she was telling you how many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and lately, great-great-grandchildren she had. Her grand total at the time of her passing was 50 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She did not care if they had her blood flowing in their veins or not. When they came into the family, they were hers.
Evelyn is survived by and will be sorely missed by her sons; Loren(Carol) Peters of Cedar Grove, NC, Daniel Peters of McDonough, GA, Michael Peters of Galion, OH, Ronald(Judi) Peters of Lees Summit, MO, Steven(Debbie) Peters of Galion, OH, Joseph(Darlene) Peters of Port Charlotte, FL, Luther Peters of Port Charlotte, FL, Kermit Robinson of Grants Pass, OR, and daughter, Tonya(Norm) Wheeldon of La Mirada, CA. Also surviving are Debbie(Randy) Linn of Great Falls, MT and Tammy(Roger) Ward of Independence, KS whom Evelyn always considered her daughters from the moment they came into her life in 1960.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Lowell Peters and Edsel Robinson, one daughter-in-law Larita Peters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Family will greet friends from 5 to 8 PM, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. Services will be held there on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 10 AM, with Brother Mark Hulse officiating. Burial will follow at Bryn Zion Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Abundant Life Fellowship.
Her children and descendants count it an honor to have participated in her life. From a small stream has arisen a mighty river.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Evelyn’s family and you can express your condolences to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.