Alice Janet Eaton

November 02, 1916 ‒ June 25, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Alice Janet Eaton passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was blessed to live to 103.

She was born November 2, 1916 to parents Raleigh & Ethel (Fair) Sprague in Sullivan. Alice graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1934.

In March 1946, she married Howard Wilson Eaton and they shared 61 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2007. Now they are together again.

She was a charter member of the Model A Club and was involved with them for over 30 years, lifetime member of the American Legion and even a member of the Moose. Alice worked at Westinghouse for 32 years on the assembly line until retiring in 1975.

In spare time, she enjoyed traveling all over the United States with her husband Howard and they even made it to Florida every year. She also enjoyed going to car shows and going to casinos to gamble. But above all, Alice cherished her family.

She was proud to be survived by 5 generations of her family: children Alice “Jerri” Henry, Terry (Rita) Eaton and Robert J. (Tammy Kay) Eaton Sr; grandchildren Victoria Remy, Michael Vance, Chad Eaton, Jody Rutshilling, Amy DeVault, Kristi Harrison, Robert Eaton Jr., Amanda Eaton, Joshua Eaton, Hannah Headley, Ashley Alford and Jimmy Castle; 52 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Heather Kahl; son Richard Lee Eaton, son-in-law Ray Henry; siblings Howard Sprauge, Iris Wells and Beatrice Jaynes

The Eaton family, requesting that attendees wear masks, will receive friends Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12 pm in the Trinity United Methodist Church where a funeral service honoring Alice’s life will begin promptly at 12 pm. Pastor Joel Headley will speak. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory may be made payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and can be brought to the funeral.

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  • Terry Rita and family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. You and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time. Paul & Katy Wehinger

  • Terry and Bobby,

    It has been many years since seeing any of you but I remember your Mother and Dad, and the rest of you very well. I am sorry for the loss of your Mother, She was a real lady. My sincerest condolences. Randy Toth

  • So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. I only met her a couple of times, but it was enough to know that she was a very special person! Extending sympathy, thoughts and prayers for each of you. God bless.

  • Jerri & Family ,
    So sorry To hear of the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .Alice and my Mom Alice Walker were good friends for a long time.We always enjoyed going to all of her birthday parties helping her celebrate.She will be greatly missed by all.

  • Jerri,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family . Alice was a very kind.and Gentle soul. I only meant her a few times over the years but it showed thru you and Jenny and the rest of the Eaton girls I went to school with just how special she was.

    Autumn Melching

  • To the Eaton Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Alice.
    Alice was a very kind and giving person. She will be missed by our family.
    The Ron Nelson Family