Eugenia Boone Jeter, 90, a resident of Crowfields, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Givens Health Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Roberts H. and Maria Crymes Boone. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Joanne Boone Byrd, and husband, Sam; brothers, James Boone, and wives Sara Margaret James Boone and Mildred Rogers Burrell Boone, Joseph Boone, and wife, Bertha, Allen Boone, and William Martin Boone, and wife, Quinn, and son-in-law, Chris Metzger.
Eugenia attended the Waynesville Public Schools and Mars Hill College, and completed Nursing School at Baptist Hospital in 1953. She lived a life of service, providing loving care to her patients at Mission Hospital (Asheville) from 1955 – 1978, and the Greenville (South Carolina) Hospital System from 1978 – 1988.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and found tremendous joy in her cross-stitch and needlepoint. Her passion and talent for needlepoint were poured into many of the beautiful kneelers at Grace Episcopal Church and kneelers, chapel chairs, and bishop’s chair at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina.
Eugenia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jim Jeter, daughters Elizabeth Trask (Don) and Catherine Metzger, granddaughters, Allison and Raney Trask, all of Asheville; son, Robert Jeter of Greenville, South Carolina; sisters Sara Boone Martin, of Waynesville, Ruth Helen Boone Noland and husband Bill, of Waynesville and Linda Boone Garrett, Clinton, Mississippi; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Noland Boone, widow of Allen Boone, Waynesville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801 or at www.trinityasheville.org.
The care of Eugenia has been entrusted to Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.grocefuneralhome.com.