Ira Dale Eaton, 82, Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at St. John's hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Milo, Mo., to Dorothy Alice (Griggs) Eaton and she preceded him in death June 1994. He married Josephine Hartzell on June 9, 1996.
Ira attended Bronaugh High School and graduated in 1943. He was a World War II army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Eaton, Nevada; sons, Danny Eaton, Walker, Darrell Eaton, Nevada, Dale Eaton, Nevada; daughters, Donna Berry, Walker and Deana Kerbs, Nevada; brother, Robert Eaton, Topeka, Kan.; sisters, Edith Cliffman, Nevada, and Mildred Pfund of Nebraska; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada, with Tim Brewer officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.