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Betty L. Eakman

June 16, 1935 May 25, 2010
Betty L. Eakman
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PEORIA-Betty L. Eakman, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center of Peoria. She was born on June 16, 1935, in Belleville, IL to Claude and Ruth Drum Jackson. She married William “Doc” H. Eakman on October 30, 1959 in Belleville, IL. He survives. She is also survived by three sons, William (Linda) Washburn of Morton, Norman (Susan) Eakman of Sparta, MO and Michael Eakman of Peoria; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Kathy) Jackson of Flagstaff, AZ; and one sister, Ruth Ann (John) Hoel of Springfield, VA. Betty worked in the office at Uftring Auto Mall in East Peoria, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Don Russell officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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