Visitation will be Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00pm at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Monday July 29, 2013, 10:00am at First Baptist Church, with interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
She was born February 4, 1929 in Mountain View, Missouri, the daughter of Edward Raleigh and Nina Belle (Porter) David. Evelyn graduated from Mountain View High School in 1946 as Valedictorian of her class. She was united in marriage to Darrell Glenn “Pete” Peters on April 18, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri. The couple made a loving home for their children, Marla, Nina, and Alan.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert P. David; three sisters, Imogene Merritt, Erma Hall, and Mildred Smith; one grandson, Brian Roberts; and one granddaughter, Ashley Russell.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Darrell Peters, of the home; two daughters, Marla Russell and husband, Donnie, and Nina Roberts and husband, Rickie, all of Mountain View; one son, Alan Peters and wife, Becky, of Humansville, MO; three brothers, Eugene David, Wayne “Butch” David and wife, Jeanne, and Lloyd David, all of Mountain View; one sister, Eileen Hoskin of Cape Girardeau, MO; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Early in her marriage, Evelyn worked as a disbursing officer for the U.S. Navy on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. She later worked as school secretary in Carthage and Springfield schools. After returning to Mountain View, Evelyn worked in food service alongside Pete for 16 years at the family business.
Evelyn was baptized at an early age and served the Lord in many capacities throughout her lifetime. She served as church clerk and also as a Sunday School teacher at Little Zion Baptist Church. She loved music and playing the piano and was a member of a gospel quartet. She filled in as substitute choir director. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Mountain View where she helped with the Awana program. Evelyn loved sharing the message of salvation with others.
Evelyn loved to sew and make baby quilts. She was always anxious to make a craft for the David family reunion. She spent time reading books and her Bible. She loved to walk and enjoyed the outdoors. She enjoyed her rose garden and she especially enjoyed visits from her great grandkids. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Morgan and staff, OMC, Mercy-Mtn. View, and Hospice for the care of their wife and mother.