Mrs. Helen Auten Eaker, 89, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Carolinas Healthcare System - Cleveland.
Mrs. Eaker was born in Lincoln County, NC on November 13, 1925 a daughter of the late John M. Auten, Sr. and Gertrude Newton Auten. She was retired from the Department of Human Resources in Raleigh as a Social Security Disablilty Claims supervisor. She was also recipient of the coveted Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award signed by Governor James Martin. Mrs. Eaker also enjoyed writing poetry and wrote two books about her and her husband's family history.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Heber G. Eaker; one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Deanna Harrison and Larry of Soddy Daisy, TN; Pam Reddeck and Jim of Indian Trail; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister and a sister-in-law.
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Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Ronald Fink officiating.
Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, PO Box 100, Cherryville, NC 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Eaker.