Marybelle “Peggy” Evans

October 17, 1925 - February 8, 2015

10/17/1925 - 02/08/2015

Marybelle “Peggy” Evans went to be with our Lord on February 8, 2015. Marybelle along with her late husband Rodney was a former operator and owner of Evans Fruit Market where they provided great service and good quality produce for over 54 years. She was born in Fly, Ohio on October 17, 1925 to the late Clarence D. and Mary E. Raper Lohri.
A graduate of New Matamoris High School in 1944 she was a member of the Rose of Sharon Class of the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney C. Evans on November 11, 2004. They were married on August 28, 1944, her brother: John E. Lohri, an infant brother and sister: Dale and Arvella Lohri; a grandson Rodney Jason Cunningham in 2011; a granddaughter: Christine Elizabeth Smith Seibert in 2012 and a great granddaughter: Rachel Wilcox in 2010.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela S. Smith and her husband, Dave, and Linda Kaye Cunningham both of East Liverpool. One brother, David Lohri and his wife Stephanie of Charlotte, N.C. and a sister, Nancy Ritchie of Columbus, Ohio; a former son-in-law: William H. Cunningham, Jr.; Grandchildren: Amy James Guerrini, C. David Jackie Smith, Michael F. Mindy Smith, Eric Emma Cunningham, Mary-Ann Grace and Kenneth A. Tammy Cunningham; 12 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:30 AM with Pastor Smith, a close family friend officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbiana Co. Memorial Park.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Funeral Home in Calcutta on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at or by visiting the Martin MacLean Altmeyer’s Facebook page.

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Lynn Hyder
8 years ago

Dear Linda and family,

I am so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing! I will miss seeing her at the market! Sending all of you my Deepest Sympathy and many prayers during your time of grief.


Lynn Hyder

Dianne & Chuck Wade
8 years ago

Dear Linda, We want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family.

peggy mcelhaney
8 years ago

Dear Pam and Linda and Family, So Sorry for your loss of your Mother. My deepest sympathy. Peggy McElhaney

Nancy Coleman
8 years ago

Linda and Family,

So sorry for your great loss. Your mom was a kind, sweet, gentle soul. May she rest in peace.

Debbie Kimble Spencer
8 years ago

Linda, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed at the Market. Thoughts and prayers are with you my friend.

Debbie Kimble Spencer