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Beverly J. Eaton

Beverly J. Eaton, 93, of the Town of Smithville, NY, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Tippecanoe, IN, on May 31, 1927, Bev was the daughter of the late Earl and Clara Goodrich Parker.  A devoted Christian, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus and made many mission trips, but was most proud of her missionary work to the Campache, Mexico Orphanage.  She was also a member of the Historical Society of Smithville Flats and a member of the Triangle Quilting Club.  She served on the election board and as an inspector for the Chenango County Republican Party.

She is survived by her 15 children, Jean Conley of Cazenovia, Kenneth (Betty) Eaton of Owego, Robert (Nancy) Eaton of Willet, Charles Eaton of Iowa, Gary (Marilyn) Eaton of Charlotte, NC, Mary Lou (Tom) Neubauer of Whitney Point, Ruth Eaton of Homer, David (Linda) Eaton of Whitney Point, James (Karen) Eaton of Cincinnatus, Dennis (Elizabeth) Eaton of Cincinnatus, Debra Eaton of Willet, Edwin (Lori) Eaton of Willet, William (Patricia) Eaton of Cincinnatus, Julie Hatfield of Greene, and Jacquelyn (Stanley) Sherwood of Panama; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Eaton of Cortland.  She also leaves behind 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arby I. Eaton, Sr., in 1982; a son, Arby I. Eaton, Jr. in 1990; a granddaughter, Maxine Eaton in 1976, and her brother, Richard N. Parker.

The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  NY State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place.  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Donald Workman, Larry King, and Stanley Sherwood officiating.  Burial will be in Willet Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bev may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus for the Campache Mexico Orphanage, P.O. Box 220, Cincinnatus, NY 13040 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 33-39 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cindy Lum for her love and care during their mom's final days.

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(meant to write that she was a great mother)

DENNIS EATON Apr 19 2021 12:00 AM

In memory of my loving mother -- a special lady, great lady, friend


Dennis Eaton Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

Debbie, Mary Lou, Tucker, Linda, Julie and all of the Eaton Family,
I am so sorry for your loss! May your memories of her help you through this difficult time! I'm sure she is talking to those baseball Yankees managers, players and fans and playing cards! You all have provided her with much joy and happiness! My deepest condolences!

Suzette Valachovic Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

To all of the Eatons,

Your mom, grandma, was a role model for living life. She always seemed happy and could make the best out of everything that life threw her way. All of you were so lucky to have her in your life for so long, and she raised an amazing family. Sincerely, Cheryl & Kim Knickerbocker

Cheryl & Kim Knickerbocker Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

Tom and I truly enjoyed talking with your mom at lake get togethers. She was interested in everyone and what they were doing. Beverly spent an afternoon with me talking about her experiences for a booklet that the Cortland County Historical Society was producing. She lived a full life.

MartiDumas Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all at this sad time

George and Lori (White) Mowry Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

Thankful for the short time Bev and I had together to share the things of the Lord. We were both from the "Old school of Christianity" What wonderful fellowship we had. You are at home Bev with your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Love, Mary Laing

Mary Laing Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

Tucker, Linda and all the Eaton family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you.

Beth Ann Pavelski / LGT Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Eaton family, especially to Bill, Jackie and Julie, who graduated from Greene, three of the nicest people imaginable. Bev was a wonderful mother who always spoke so lovingly of her children. She always had a positive outlook and it was so pleasant to visit with her. She truly was a great lady.

Bob and Peg Ross Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beverly Eaton

Connie Christy Apr 13 2021 12:00 AM

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