GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania – Gail E. Eaton, age 80, of Bentley Avenue, Hempfield Township, Greenville, passed away Friday afternoon, June 30, 2017 in UPMC Horizon Greenville.
She was born on September 6, 1936 in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Joseph and Frieda (Faust) VanKorngut.
She was a 1954 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School.
Gail was employed for 20 years by Dr. Russell Poe and had held previous employment with the former J.C. Penny Company, Greenville Regional Hospital and the former Niagara Manufacturing Company.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greenville since 1957, where she taught Sunday School, worked in the church office, sang in the choir and assisted with volunteer work for many church projects, including the Meals on Wheels program and visiting church shut-ins. Some of her happiest times at the church were spent as the coordinator for the Love & Care program.
She also had volunteered at the Good Shepherd Center and the Greenville Area Community Theater.
In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, playing games and cards, traveling and helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three children, Robin, Robert and Joseph.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles Eaton at home; two sons, Major David Eaton and his wife, Lisa of Valdosta, Georgia and Brian Eaton and his spouse of Boyers, Pennsylvania; her sister, Shirley Talley of Tampa, Florida and five grandchildren, Anthony, Zachary, Kyle, Colton and Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 5 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.