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Obituary for Shirley A. Eaton

Shirley A. Eaton

Shirley Anne Eaton, age 80, of Middleville, passed away on March 9, 2019 at Trillium Woods. Shirley was born March 20, 1938 in Hastings, the daughter of Frank and Jessie (Nash) Sanders. Shirley was raised in Hastings and moved to Middleville after marrying the love of her life, Walter Eaton in 1956. Shirley served as the Thornapple Township treasurer for many years. In her free time, Shirley enjoyed bowling, camping, traveling, and gardening. Most importantly, Shirley was a strong willed woman who enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandkids’ activities. Shirley is survived by her son, Randy (Lane) Eaton, grandsons: Kyle and Nate Eaton; a sister, Louise VanNocker; sister in law, Betty Sanders; several nieces and nephews; and long-time dear friend, Ruth Geukes. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Walter. Shirley’s family will receive friends Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home where her memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating. Private burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Faith Hospice will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Shirley’s family.