Nola B. Eaton
Nola B. Walk Eaton, 95, North Vernon, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the Mason (Ohio) Christian Village.
Born Feb. 9, 1922, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late William and Tamzin Walk.
She was a 1940 graduate of New Salisbury High School in New Salisbury and a 1944 graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a teaching degree. She taught home economics at Columbus High School from 1944 to 1946 then at North Vernon High School from 1946 to 1954. She returned to teaching in 1968 at North Vernon Junior High School until her retirement in 1985. She also served a term as a member of the Jennings County school board, was active in the Retired Teachers Association, DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma and Wednesday Research Club and, with her husband, opened a chicken hatchery then owned and operated Eaton’s Feed Mill for more than 60 years. She was a member of North Vernon Presbyterian Church and Graham Presbyterian Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gene O. Eaton, on Feb. 15, 2011; a brother, Joseph Walk; and a sister-in-law, Mary Walk.
Survivors include three sons, Max Eaton (Donna) and Ken Eaton (Angie), both of North Vernon, and Phil Eaton (Debbie) of West Chester, Ohio; five grandchildren, Rex Eaton (Stephanie) of North Vernon, Kristina Hunt (Chris) of Sellersburg, Alex Eaton (Melissa) of Carmel and Kate and Kevin Eaton, both of West Chester, Ohio; a step-grandchild, MacKenzie Vannoy of North Vernon; and four great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Pierce Eaton, both of North Vernon, Claire Hunt of Sellersburg and Jack Eaton of Carmel.
Visitation: Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.
Funeral: Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in the Vernon Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the JCHS Orchestra and the Opening Minds through Art program through the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (SCRIPPSOMA.ORG).