Keith “Squeak” Eakin

February 21, 1930 ‒ April 24, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

K. Keith “Squeak” Eakin, age 78, of Fairmont Ave., Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at his home.

He was born on February 21, 1930 in Grove City, Pennsylvania to the late Kenneth F. and Hazel (Morrison) Eakin. Keith was raised by his father and step-mother Hilda (Harner) Eakin after his mother’s death shortly after his birth. He retired from Cooper-Bessemer where he was employed as a pricing analyst. He was a member of the American Legion in Harrisville, Pennsylvania, the Masonic Lodge #9 Mount Vernon, Shriner’s, and the Knox County Fish and Game Association. Keith was a former member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church, and current member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, of over 51 years, Doris (Thompson) Eakin; a son Mark Eakin of South Vienna, Ohio; two daughters, Judy (Rick) Mark of Carroll, Ohio, Sally (Joel) Daniels of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Ashley and Corey Eakin, Alyssa and Adam Mark, Grant and Blake Daniels; a great grandchild August Govoni; a sister Barbara Gibson of Butler, Pennsylvania and many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Sally Snyder.

Friends may call on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home from 6 – 8 PM with a Masonic Service at 8 PM and on Monday one hour prior to the service in Harrisville, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held on Monday at the Harrisville Pennsylvania United Methodist Church beginning at 1 PM with Rev. William Hastings officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Harrisville Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43272-5117 (OR) Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

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