Evelyn L. Marriner, 92, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Harbor Hill in Belfast. She was born in Washington, Sept. 11, 1918, the daughter of Alton and Catherine (Fitzpatrick) Wellman.

She moved to Connecticut to work, where she studied nursing, receiving her LPN license. She worked at State Hospital where she met her husband, Maynard Marriner.

Evelyn was an accomplished artist and painter who enjoyed playing golf and shuffleboard. She enjoyed walking, hiking, gardening and cleaning house, as well as sewing and reading. She also loved to dance.

She was an active member of Searsmont United Methodist Church and a member of Eastern Star in Searsmont, where she went through the many chairs of leadership.

She was predeceased by both of her parents; a son, Vincent Marriner; two sisters and three brothers, Flora Brooker, Celia Flanders, Ernest Wellman, Frederick Wellman and Estern Wellman.

Survivors include her husband of almost 74 years, Maynard Marriner of Belfast; her two daughters, Phyllis Farrington of Rochester, N.H. and Nancy Fenderson of Brunswick; sister-in-law, Christine Wellman; her brother, Owen Wellman, and his wife Arlene, all of Washington; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Searsmont United Methodist Church with Pastor George Hodgkins officiating. Those who wish may make donations in Evelyn’s memory to either Searsmont United Methodist Church, PO Box 33, Searsmont, ME 04973 or to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.