PETERSBURG, IL - R. Evelyn Sutton, 92, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2014, at her home in Petersburg.
She was born July 29, 1921, the daughter of Ernest S. and Alice L. Barger Owens. She married Manford "Pete" Sutton in 1948.
Evelyn graduated from Springfield High School and went to work for American States Insurance Company. She then assisted her husband in the family farming operation and worked for many years at Country Companies Insurance Company.
Evelyn is survived by her brother, James L. (Lois) Owens of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, "Pete," and a sister, June Scattergood.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Petersburg Christian Church. Following a luncheon, she will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery in Springfield.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Hurley Funeral Home of Petersburg is assisting with arrangements. Online memorial messages for her family may be left at www.hurleyfh.com.