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David L. Eaton Sr.

January 27, 2014
Lewistown Sentinel

HONEY GROVE - David L. Eaton Sr., 75, of Honey Grove (Reeds Gap), died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at home.

Born on Oct. 14, 1938, in Lack Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Glenness L. and M. Lenore (Page) Eaton. On April 3, 1958, he married his surviving wife, Lois (Berrier) Eaton, with whom he spent more than 55 years of marriage.

Surviving are: his children, David L. Eaton Jr. and his wife, Grace, of Honey Grove, Christine L. Sowers and her husband, Daniel, of Mifflintown, and Glenda A. Slaymaker and her husband, Brian, of Quakertown; one sister, Rhoda M. Bailor and her husband, Glenn, of New Bloomfield; and he leaves behind six grandchildren, Robert Eaton, Kevin Eaton, Justin Sowers, Rachel Sowers, Marc Slaymaker and Matthew Slaymaker.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Teresa A. Marshall and Mary Jane Casner.

Mr. Eaton was a 1958 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown, and a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, East Waterford.

From 1960 to 1986 he was employed by Montgomery Wards of Lewistown and Sunbury, after which he retired from Excel Homes of Liverpool.

David was a true outdoorsman and loved to hunt; however, his lifelong passion was farming.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marsha Bookhamer officiating. Interment will be held after the service, in the McCulloch's Mills Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

For those who desire, memorial donations in Mr. Eaton's memory may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 32, East Waterford, PA 17021.

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