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Obituary: Evelyn Peters Bowling, Indianapolis

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Evelyn Peters Bowling, 87, passed away August 18, 2013. She was born on November 30, 1925, near Madison, IN, to the late Graydon and Olive (Mikesell) Peters.

She was preceded in death by John, her husband of 62 years; an infant son, John Bowling II; and a brother, Clyde Peters.

Survivors include children, Vicki (Dan) Wilhite, David (Vicki) Bowling, Cindy Bowling, and Patty Bowling; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was a registered nurse, receiving her degree from Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville, then working as a surgical nurse in hospitals in Tallahassee, FL, Denver, CO, and finally in Seymour, IN, where she retired in 1987. She set aside her career as a nurse during the years of 1952 to 1965, to devote her life to her family.

She and John raised their family in Columbus, IN, where they were members of East Columbus United Methodist Church for 54 years. Evelyn and John delivered Meals on Wheels until they moved to Indianapolis in 2005 to be closer to their children.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 24, at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park North, with the service following at noon. A graveside service is scheduled at noon Monday, August 26, at Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Hospice.

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