Evelyn Wullner | Obituaries

by | April 24, 2019 5:31 pm

Evelyn Wullner

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO – Evelyn Irene Sanders Wullner, wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Wullner, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, where she had lived since 2005. She was 93.

Evelyn was born February 14, 1926 in Walterboro, a daughter of the late E.W. Sanders, Sr. and Lillie Belle Berry Sanders. She met her husband while he was stationed at the Paris Island Naval Dental Clinic, and they were married in Walterboro on July 27, 1947. Prior to marriage, she worked as a clerk at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, and for the first eleven years of marriage, she and her husband lived at various duty stations in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. They settled in Walterboro upon his retirement, and Evelyn worked for many years with her father at Sanders Freezer Locker, and later as a bookkeeper at Rhodes Oil Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Walterboro, where she taught Sunday School and kept the nursery. She and her husband moved to Irmo in 1991. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved to travel, read and spend time with family and care for her dog “Pepper”.

She is survived by her son, Sammy Wullner (Libby) of Irmo, and by a brother, E. W. “Billy” Sanders (Grace) of Walterboro. There are three grandchildren: Raad Wullner of Columbia, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Wullner of Charleston, and Samantha Wullner of Columbia. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sanders Rhodes.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019 in the chapel of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home, with burial following in the Live Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, located at 117 Paul Street in Walterboro, beginning at 12:30.  Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to either the First Baptist Church of Walterboro, or to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home.

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