Linda Eaton

May 13, 1942 - December 4, 2018
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Linda M. Eaton, 76 of Dover, died Tuesday, December 04, 2018, in Hennis Care Center at Dover following a battle with lung cancer.

Born in Canton, Ohio on May 13, 1942, Linda was a daughter of the late Donald and Mary Alyce James McKinney.

Linda was a 1960 graduate of Sandy Valley High School and worked at Timken …

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Linda M. Eaton, 76 of Dover, died Tuesday, December 04, 2018, in Hennis Care Center at Dover following a battle with lung cancer.

Born in Canton, Ohio on May 13, 1942, Linda was a daughter of the late Donald and Mary Alyce James McKinney.

Linda was a 1960 graduate of Sandy Valley High School and worked at Timken for two years before attending Kent State University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kent in 1966 and her master’s from Kent in 1984.

Linda taught in the Field Local School System prior to moving to Dover. She taught at Dover Middle School for 19 years and at Dover High School for 10 years. After retirement from the public schools, Linda returned to teach at Kent State Tuscarawas Branch before officially retiring in 2015.

She had a deep faith in God and was thankful for her church family at Dover First United Methodist Church, where she was known as and affectionately called the “Cookie Lady”. In addition to spoiling her family and friends with her delicious cookies, Linda taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was a member of the handbell choir, and was an active volunteer at Vacation Bible School.

She used her skills as a crafter and seamstress to outfit hundreds of cast members for Trumpet in the Land for many years. Not only was she the lead costumer, she served as a board member and President for the organization. Linda was a familiar face with Little Theatre where she assisted with costuming, helped in the box office and served as an usher.

Linda was an avid sports fan. She passionately followed Dover, Sandy Valley, Ohio State, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In addition, Linda enjoyed travelling. In addition to numerous trips to North Carolina to visit her daughter Victoria, Linda had fond memories of travelling to New York City with her dearest friend Judy, to England and Ireland with her sister Ann, to Ireland and Scotland with Victoria, and to Oahu and Maui with Victoria.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Victoria Eaton, and her companion Ken Quarles of Hillsborough, North Carolina, her sister Ann Hood of Massillon, her brother David McKinney of Dover, and her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her close friends Judy, Ruth, Bonnie, Linda, Deena, and Terri. She is also survived by her beloved canine companion, Foxy, and was greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by Samantha, Noel, Spencer, and Pearl.

In addition to her parents, Linda was predeceased by her brother Robert McKinney.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Pastor David St. Aubin will lead a celebration of life service on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 11 AM in the Dover First United Methodist Church. At the request of the family, casual attire is requested as you join them in celebrating Linda’s homegoing. A meal and fellowship will be shared in the church social hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that contributions be made to Dover First United Methodist Church 1725 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622 or Save-A-Mom Dog Rescue, c/o Dover Vet Clinic, 516 Union Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622 or by giving online at saveamomrescue.com.

Linda’s personal challenge to all who knit or crochet is to provide the Union Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit with a handmade blanket. She was proud of the fact she had personally, lovingly crafted over 100 blankets to keep newborn babies warm.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Dover First United Methodist Church

Address:

1725 North Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

Dover First United Methodist Church

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1725 North Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Dover First United Methodist Church

1725 N. Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622

Save-A-Mom Dog Rescue

c/o Dover Vet Clinic
516 Union Avenue
Dover, OH 44622
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Ginny Hohman posted on 12/14/18

I met LInda when we modeled together at the Catherines Clothing store on W. Tuscarawas St. I always enjoyed listening to Linda's stories about her life. She was proud of her daughter and we always discussed our daughters who are about the same age. Linda - I miss you and your welcoming smile!

 

Sandy Westbrook Todd posted on 12/13/18

What a good friend we have been all our lives - we grew up togeather and went through 1st grade to 12th grade - oh what memories - such good times - she will be missed so much !!

 

Jeff Griesen posted on 12/12/18

Vicky, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was an awesome teacher and a wonderful person. I enjoyed her class. May you find peace in God as he is with you. God Bless. Jeff Griesen

 

Tim and Huguette Braden posted on 12/12/18

We send our most heartfelt condolences at the passing of Linda. We will sorely miss her...her constant smiles and laughter every time we saw her or talked to her on the phone. She brought so much joy to our lives. She always offered us complete and unselfish support when we needed it most. Victoria, your mom will always hold a personal place in our hearts and our minds. And, we will continue to always love Linda and to love you.

 

Carol Huprich posted on 12/11/18

I have fond memories of our many chats during our time teaching at DHS. May your many cherished memories bring smiles to your heart during the days ahead.

 

Cindy Schwenk posted on 12/11/18

Victoria, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a kind woman and one of the most patient teachers I knew. Prayers in this difficult time.

 

Bette Jane Parrish posted on 12/11/18

After reuniting with her beloved pets at the Rainbow Bridge, Linda will be met by the Angels who will welcome her into their chorus! Heaven will be awash with song!

 

Robert & Tammi Everettt posted on 12/11/18

Dear Victoria, I was sad and very sorry to read the news of your mother's passing. She was my 8th grade math teacher, just about the time the metric system was making an appearance. In my later years as an adult, I always enjoyed conversing with her and chatting from time to time whenever we would cross paths. She was always a favorite teacher during my school years, and one of those you just never forget. Tam and I offer you our deepest sympathy and warmest regards. Robert & Tammi Everett

 

Jayne Hawk posted on 12/11/18

Linda was a special person. When I was going through some very tough times she made me a Prayer Shaw. I wear it often. It has helped me through a lot. Thinking and praying for you Victoria. Rest In Peace?

 

Peggy Bryan posted on 12/11/18

Linda was a special person. Any time spent with her made the day brighter. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to Victoria and all Linda’s family and friends.

 

Tina Satzman posted on 12/11/18

So sorry for the loss of your loving mother. She will live on through you and the lives that she has touched. Her legacy of baby blankets will live on through you and other she knew. She will be missed but not forgotten. Tina Satzman

 

Patti Feller posted on 12/11/18

Linda was always so kind and friendly. She was also very talented. My deepest sympathy to Victoria and family.

 

Lora Day posted on 12/11/18

I didn't know Ms. Linda well I only met her a couple times, but from those meetings I know she was a warm-hearted person. Rest well Ms. Linda.

 

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