Etta May Eaton
- Service DateSaturday, November 21, 2020
- Service Time11:30 a.m.
- Service LocationCutler Community Cemetery, Cutler
- Full Obituary
Etta May Eaton, age 83, of Aviston and formerly of Cutler, entered into rest Friday, November 6, 2020, at Aviston Countryside Manor.
She was born December 3, 1936, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Hugh and Alma, nee Marshall, Becker.
She married Jim Ross Eaton December 31, 1954. He preceded her in death January 16, 2014.
Etta May is survived by her children, Bart (Karen) Eaton of Fenton, MO, Tim (Dinah) Eaton of Kerrville, TX, Jeff (Lucy) Eaton of Steeleville, and Jan (Roger) Kapp of Fairview Heights; grandchildren, Evan Eaton, Chance Eaton, Alyssa (Alan) Stolze, Richard Kapp, and Joseph Kapp; great-grandchild, Adler Stolze; brother William (Diane) Becker of Red Bud; sisters-in-law Janet Becker of Percy and Ruth Eaton of Jackson, MO; and brother-in-law Ed Duvall of St. Louis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Alma Louise Duvall; brother Hugh E. Becker; father-in-law, Barton Eaton; mother-in-law, Lue Eaton; brother-in-law Ora Eaton; sister-in-law Billie Ruth Hallock; and brother-in-law Jim Hallock.
For many years, Etta May and her husband owned and operated Etta’s Gulf Service Station in Cutler. Later, she became a seamstress at Intuitions and then Bridal Originals. While at Bridal Originals, Etta May was a shop steward and was later elected president of the Illinois chapter of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. She was a proud union worker.
Etta May was a member of Steeleville Baptist Church. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, baking pies, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Etta May’s family offers their sincere gratitude to the staff at Aviston Countryside Manor for the care they provided, as well as their compassion and dedication.
A Graveside Service for both Etta May and her husband, Jim, will be held November 21, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., at Cutler Community Cemetery in Cutler. To ensure safety, masks must be worn and social distance maintained at the service.
Memorials may be made to Aviston Countryside Manor Activity Department, Steeleville Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Cutler and will be received through Moss Funeral Home, who is serving the family (535 N. 5th St., Breese, IL 62230).