Evelyn Rose Peterson, 96, Maryville, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Village Care Center in Maryville.
Evelyn was born July 25, 1916, in Maryville, to Fred and Elizabeth (Wilmes) Auffert.
She was a 1934 graduate of St. Patrick's High School, a homemaker and had worked as a bookkeeper for the JC Penney Store all of Maryville.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Russell Carl Peterson on April 14, 1955, in Maryville. Evelyn and Russell spent most of their married life on a farm near Maitland, Missouri. While living in Maitland, Evelyn was a member of the Town and Country Extension Club, Community Betterment Program, and the Depot Crew. They retired from farming in 1985, moving back to Maryville. Russell preceded her in death on April 3, 1987.
While living in Maryville, Evelyn was an honorary member of the MO Omicron Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Widow Person Service, and various card clubs. She was a lifelong devout Catholic and was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville; where she was active in the St. Therese's Guild.
Others preceding her in death were brothers Sylvester, Richard,and Fred Auffert, and two sisters Kay Pfeifer Taylor and Marie Gallagher.
Survivors include three sister-in-laws, Shirley Auffert and Isabelle Auffert, both of Maryville, and Arvella Peterson, Atlantic, Iowa; five nephews; eight nieces, and numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.
For those that had the privlege of knowing her, she will be remembered as a very kind, faithful, and fun loving woman and will be truly missed.
Visitation will be from 5:30-7 PM, Friday, December 21 at St. Gregory's followed by a Parish Rosary at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gregory's Catholic Church at 10 AM, Saturday, December 22. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Maryville.
Memorials: St. Gregory's Catholic Community or Hands of Hope Hospice.