Archive for Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Obituary: Clarence R. “Bob” Eason


December 18, 2002

Memorial services for Clarence R. "Bob" Eason, 71, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 18, 2002, at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating. Inurnment will be in the McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Eason died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at St. John Hospital in Leavenworth, where he was taken after being stricken as he drove home from playing golf. He was born July 6, 1931, at Newton, the son of Clarence and Ruby Vesper Eason. He had lived in Tonganoxie for 35 years.

Mr. Eason retired in January 1994 from Hercules Powder and Ordnance plant in De Soto, where he had worked for 25 years. He was a process engineer.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Lake Perry Country Club and a member of the U.S. Golf Association. He was a 1949 graduate of Newton High School who attended the University of Utah for three years.

He married Esther Alberta Robertson on May 15, 1973, at Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Dale Eason, Shawnee; two daughters, Margo Schlewitz, Crawfordsville, Ind., and Annie Smithey, Kansas City, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Mary Schwinn, Oskaloosa, and Linda Ashworth, Lawrence; two brothers, Stan Eason, Marietta, Ga., and Tom Eason, Cedar Park, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

A news story about Mr. Eason appears on page 3A of today's edition of The Mirror.

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