Betty L. Eaton, 92, of Muscatine died December 8, 2019, at Lutheran Living. Graveside services will be at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, Illinois in early June. Online condolences may be viewed at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine, formerly the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremations Services is caring for Betty’s arrangements and her family.
Betty L. Murphy was born September 25, 1927, in Carthage, IL, the daughter of Paul A. and Sarah Mae Murphy. She was a graduate of Carthage High School and John Brown University. On December 24, 1947, she married R. Vergil Eaton. Betty served alongside her husband in the ministry of the United Methodist Church Missouri East Conference until retirement to Lee’ Summit, MO, moving to Sunnybrook at Muscatine in 2017. She was active in UMW, an avid reader, and enjoyed talking with family and friends.
Betty will be remembered by her children Ray (Janet) Eaton of Philadelphia and Jeanne (John) Scott of Muscatine as well as grandchildren Brad (Kim) Scott, Tara (Lawrence) Thornton, Eric (Bela) Eaton-Quines, and Sarah Eaton, great-grandchildren Ryan and Abigail Scott, Hannah and Leah Thornton.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband in 2016, her parents, and brother, William C. Murphy.
Memorials can be made to UMCOR, Heifer International, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.