Evelyn Josephine Painter

July 11, 1928March 6, 2013

Evelyn Josephine Painter, 84, of Marion, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Sunrise Rehabilitation & Care Center in Nebo. Born on July 11, 1928 in Riverhead, Long Island, New York, she was the daughter of the late Paul Zdanowicz and Margaret Cznerick Zdanowicz. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Guy Painter, Sr.; sisters, Millie Pugh, Mary Sammis and Stella Griffin; and brothers, Stanley Zdanowicz and Joseph Zdanowicz.

Mrs. Painter is survived by her children, Guy Painter, Jr. and his wife, Nina of Marion, Paul Painter of Raleigh, Robert Painter of Crestview, FL and Antoinette Shelton and her husband, Mike Shelton, Sr. of Marion; grandchildren, Tracy Kelly and her husband, Jody of Chapel Hill, Brian Painter of IL, Chris Painter, Amanda Robinson and Alex Painter, all of Marion, Adam Painter, Aiden Painter, Austin Painter and April Painter, all of Crestview, FL, Michael Shelton of Marion and Kimberly Hogan and her husband, Matt of Glen Alpine; great-grandson, Trey Shelton of Rolesville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013 in McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Burial follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2013

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March 10, 2013

With our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Donna, Bryan & Jessica Thurman

Rose Holder

March 8, 2013

To the Family,
sorry to hear of Aunt Evelyn's death, would have love to have been there to give support, love you all. May God Bless and keep you in your time of need.

Jonas & Ann Revis

March 8, 2013

To Toni and Mike, Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our prayers. Love you guys.

Vickie Stanley

March 7, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Please let me know if you need anything.

Thurman&Pat Revis

March 7, 2013

Micheal , I am so sorry to here about the loss of your grandmother. She was a wonderful person who raised some great children. Thinking of all of you and sending prayers for comfort in your time of loss.