May 10, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:00 am Spring Grove Cemetery
Alta Irene (Eaton) Gates 84, a lifelong resident of Champaign County, passed away, Sunday, May 10, 2009 in Mercy Memorial Hospital Urbana.
She was born June 27, 1924 in Adams Township, Champaign County the daughter of John E. and Florence N. (Diehl) Eaton.
Alta was a 1942 graduate of Rosewood Harrison Adams High School. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Alta enjoyed planting flowers, knitting, being outdoors and walking. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and her special cat “Cubby”.
She is survived by daughters, Janice I (Bobby) Hendrix of Ponte Vedra, FL, Marilyn K. Johnston of Urbana and Connie L. (Joe) Trowbridge of Urbana; 8 grandchildren & 13 great grand children; one sister, Lucille Cupps of Troy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles J., an infant daughter, Linda Jane; sisters, Minnie M. Eaton, Nellie F. Godwin; and brothers, Harry L., Robert C., Donald C., and Clarence D. Eaton.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693; The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219; or the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.