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Opal L. Eaton

Monday, October 4, 2004

May 23, 1909-Sept. 29, 2004

IMPERIAL -- Opal Lucille (Ireland) Eaton, 95, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 2004) at Imperial Manor in Imperial.

She was born May 23, 1909, to Robert L. and Delilah Susan (Sides) Ireland on her grandfather's farm near St. Elmo, Ill. The family moved to Colorado and homesteaded in 1911. She graduated from Julesburg High School in 1928.

On Sept. 25, 1928, she married Paul Eaton in Holyoke, Colo. Her husband farmed and the couple moved to Nebraska in 1933. The lived on farms in Dundy County in the Hiawather and Rollwitz for 35 years and then moved to Imperial in 1976. She entered the Imperial Manor in 1999.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; son, Richard Paul "Dickie"; sister, Nola; brothers, Lloyd and Glenn; and great-granddaugter, Jessica.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Brown and husband, Don of Parks and Darla and husband, Ben McAllister of Hastings; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services are Wednesday, 11 a.m. (MDT), at the Imperial Bible Church in Imperial with John Engbrecht officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.

Visitation is Tuesday, 2-6 p.m. (MDT), at Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial.

A memorial has been established in her name.

Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge of the arrangements.