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Violet Petersen

February 17, 1927 — April 8, 2019

Marion-Violet L. Petersen, 92, of Marion, passed away at 11:09 PM, Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Linda E. White Hospice Home in Evansville, IN.

Violet, also commonly known as Ruby by family and friends, was born on February 17, 1927 in Duck Creek, Missouri to Russell A. Wilson and Rhoda Higgins. Violet married Gayle Petersen on February 8, 1973 in Harrisburg who passed in 2013.

Violet was a Lab Technician at the A.L. Bowen Center until its closure and then was a caretaker of her mother until she went to meet her Savior. Violet then remained at home as a loving wife and caretaker. Violet was a member of the First Christian Church in Eldorado. Violet was an avid fan of the Southern Illinois Miners and a season ticket holder from the inception of the team. Violet spent much of her time reading and watching the wildlife of the area.

Survivors include- Son-Jerry Wathen of Park Forest, IL

Step-Son-Ty Petersen and wife Jamie of Vienna, IL


Kim Kennedy and husband Tommy of Chattanooga, TN

Nicole King and husband Tiger of Rossville, GA    

Four grandchildren:

Sarah King and husband Jason of Cypress

Travis and Kaitlyn Kennedy of Chattanooga, TN

Jonathan King of Rossville, GA

Three great grandchildren- Kolten, Addison & Cadence

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Violet requested the surviving family remember the wonderful times we shared together in a private service. Blue Funeral Home in Marion assisted the family with arrangements.

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