Neva M. (Madden) Peterson, age 88, of Birdseye, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. Neva was born in Amburgey, Kentucky on August 18, 1929 to George W. and Mary (Tolliver) Madden. She married Gene Peterson on August 29, 1952 in Franklin.
Known lovingly as Mamaw to her grandchildren, Neva was a homemaker who loved gardening, crocheting and baking her famous Christmas tree sugar cookies. Neva was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Taswell.
Neva is survived by her husband of 65 years, Gene Peterson of Birdseye; three daughters, Donna (Joe) Hoffman and Lisa (Jerry) Allstott of Birdseye and Diane (fiancé: Dave Mundy) Wendholt of Jasper; one son, Freddie Peterson of Birdseye; one stepson, Gary Paris of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Rachelle Morrow, Stephanie Holloway, Amber Striegel, Laura Rohl, Kayla Allstott, Jacob Hoffman and Graham Roberts; one step granddaughter, Michelle Paris; six great grandchildren, Madelynn, Jesse and Brock Rohl, Sylvia and Annabel Holloway, and Nicholas Morrow; one step great grandchild, Stevie Burgett; one brother, Glen Madden of Hindman, Kentucky; and two sisters, Grace Ann Ison of Hindman, Kentucky and Betty Jane Hodgkiss of Louisville, Kentucky.
Neva was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, George, Bill, Don and Lee Madden; and one sister, Becky Madden.
Funeral services for Neva M. Peterson will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at the Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye. Reverend Kim Allen will officiate at the service.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 3:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com