|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1934|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2009|
Cape Girardeau County
(December 14, 1934 - December 9, 2009)
Joanne M. Eaton, 74, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Bellingham, WA, to Joseph and Vivian Canon Whiteley. Joanne was a graduate of Bellingham High School; and on Oct. 3, 1953, she married a young Navy man, Lawrence "Ace" Eaton.
After Ace's enlistment was up, he and Joanne moved to St. Louis, where the couple raised their five children. Joanne was a nurse employed at the Missouri Baptist Hospital and the former St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood.
The couple had been married 35 years when Ace passed away Oct. 20, 1988. After his death, Joanne moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she continued her nursing career and lived near her sister. In 1997, she retired and moved to Benton with her daughter.
Loving survivors include four daughters, Linda (Elvis) DeShaney of Benton, Mo., Karen Morris of House Springs, Mo., Cynthia (John) Lamblin of Eureka, Mo., Pamela Eaton of Villa Ridge, Mo; a son, Larry Eaton of Huntington Beach, Ca.,13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ilene Peterson of Anchorage, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Sapp; an infant grandson, and an infant great-granddaughter.
The family will have a private graveside service at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
McCombs Funeral Home
Created by: Heaven bound
Record added: Dec 10, 2009
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