Evelyn Lavena Peters-Robinson

December 02, 1924 ‒ February 09, 2016

Galion, Ohio
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.

  • Love you, Grandma Peters. Thank you for being the kind of woman all of us aspire to be…strong, confident, stubborn, tender-hearted, humorous, not afraid to speak the truth, fearless to love others. <3

  • Ron, Judi and Family. I am thinking of you with love and prayers at this time of your mothers passing.

  • To the Family and Friends;
    We are sorry for your loss. We know you will miss her greatly.

    We have confidence, Aunt Evelyn is so happy today. The end of a long and fruitful life, is like graduation, at the end of a long hard school term.

    We rejoice with you at the fulfillment of a beautiful life, a lovely wife, mother and grandmother. Praise be to God and Evelyn’s LORD and King JESUS.

    Norman and Sandy Stout

  • From the first tome we met Evelyn, we could tell that she was a CHRISTIAN.
    Our Condolences too Her Family and we all know Evelyn will be in Heaven when
    we arrive there. May the LORD comfort her family at this time.

  • To the Peters family,
    Have known Evelyn for many years. She was vital part of our prayer group in my home almost from day 1. She gave me my first expensive Bible. When she told you something you could bet your life she meant it.
    She was a wonderful grandmother, she trusted me to care for Amy and Angel Peters for some years.
    I really can’t fathom how she raised 7 boy’s without going nuts. I don’t know where they are in their spiritual life is now but, if they are not serving God it’s not because she didn’t pray for you daily. This also goes for her grandchildren, great-great and great great great grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

    Linda McHugh

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you all. God is good and he’ll give you all the strength to get through this difficult time.

  • We know you will celebrate Grandma’s life with tears of joy and loss, with hearts full and broken. Love to all, Andy and Lynne

  • I love you Aunt Evelyn … I always have & I always will! I know you are where there is no more sickness &/or sorrow! I’ll see you again!

  • You were extremely beneficial to my life. I am who I am today because of not only my parents but you and Edsel. Talk about unconditional love. You gave to me when all should have turned away. I was an alcoholic drughead who cared about no-one but himself. I have been found in the most humiliating circumstances by your and Edel’s eyes that eyes that none should have seen, and havesaid things that none should hear. You will always be loved and missed. Looking forwardto seeing and touching you again. Better than I have ever been and as respectful as you should have known. Love you, love me. Japheth

  • Ron & Judi:
    We have heard so much about your wonderful mother. What a beautiful pictorial tribute. Really enjoyed seeing so many of the family pictures. We have been praying for you and your family. No matter now old our parents are when they leave us, it is never enough years with them. We know she left a mighty legacy to all of you. God bless you, comfort your hearts with warm memories, and strengthen you in the coming weeks. We love you.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Evelyn will be missed at our reunion, but she will be in our thoughts. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We were so sad to hear that your Mom left her earthly home. What a great Mom she was to you boys! She was a great friend, to my Mom, Mary Smith. They sang together in the church choir at Williamsport and taught Sunday School. Her legacy will continue to grow as you share stories with your families. May you find comfort as you support each other. I know that you considered it a privilege to take care of her during her final days. Our love and prayers are with all of you! Love, Sam and Carolyn Smith Beal

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother from Williamsport UM Church and also from the Hospital. She was a wonderful lady. My mother still goes to Williamsport Church and was sorry she missed seeing two of your family today. She is 93 years old now and did not go because of the extreme cold. I probably would not recognize any of you now as it has been many years since I saw you. Where did the time go? I remember Dan getting a new Mercury (maybe 1965…blue) and I believe he drove it when He and Mary Wilson and Bob and I doubled for Mt Gilead prom night. Bob passed away 4 years ago. We would have been married 50 years this year. I will be keeping you r family in my prayers. Share and support each other and know that your memories will always be your treasures.