Eva Wallin Ellman

June 1, 1942 - July 22, 2020
Eva Wallin Ellman

Eva Wallin Ellman, age 78 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

Eva Ellman was born Eva Wallin in Lund, Sweden on June 1, 1942. Her family, parents Jenny and Gustav, and older sister Lisa, emigrated to the United States in 1946. They settled in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Eva graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1960 and went to work as a secretary at International Harvester. There she met her husband of 56 years, Rich Ellman. Eva stopped working for several years to raise her family – daughter Lisa was born 11/5/1964, and daughter Chrissy was born 6/29/1968. The family moved from the Chicago suburbs to West Palm Beach, FL in 1979 where Eva worked for a real estate company part time. In 1982 the family moved to Charlotte, NC where she worked at CF Airfreight until she retired in 1992. After moving to Lake Norman, Eva began working part time at the Needlecraft Center in Davidson, NC. When she and Rich moved to Wilmington, Eva became highly involved in a network of knitters, who became her best friends.

Eva’s main passion, after her family, has always been knitting. She was a self proclaimed “KnitKnut” and left her mark wherever she went. Everyone loved Eva – her super witty sense of humor, brilliant mind, and incredible talent for knitting and crocheting. She could knit a pair of socks in a few hours.

Even after her Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis, Eva fought for 11 months, doing everything she was told, and maintained her high spirits and sense of humor. The latter being a bit warped in the best possible way. She will be missed by so many.

Because of Covid the Family will not be having any services at this time but after this pandemic they will have a celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests a donation to lifecare.org (Hospice) or www.pancan.org (pancreatic cancer site).

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099

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  • July 23, 2020
    Jean Jones says:
    Oh what fun we had with Eva at our beloved Quarter Stitch yarn shop! Eva reigned over us all and imparted her wonderful knowledge of knitting so freely to anyone needing help. She was a treasure and will be missed, and remembered, by many. Blessings to her family.

  • July 23, 2020
    Roger Justice says:
    Eva, for sure had a witty personality, along with the greatest attitude in general, especially during her time of illness, of any one person i have ever known Eva, will be missed dearly, by myself and all that had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Rich my thoughts and prayers are with you and family, as is the entire M.S.L.H team,

  • July 23, 2020
    Kristine Welliver says:
    I will miss Eva, with all my heart..She was so much fun, for many years I looked forward to seeing her every Saturday, sitting on her throne, The Queen...she was generous with her humor and her expertise, helping anyone with their projects...she was loved by all...

  • July 23, 2020
    Betty Winn says:
    My dear friend is gone now but her memory will live on in so many. She was truly unique - easily one of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was wise and witty and wonderful and I'm grateful I'm one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to know her.

  • July 23, 2020
    Lynn Steelberg says:
    What a special lady..she will be missed but always remembered with a smile.