Marilee Moody Eaton, 71, died peacefully in her sleep on December 1, 2021, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas.
She was born on October 7, 1950, in Antioch, California, to Gilman and Marijo Moody. She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1970.
She met her husband and love of her life, Francis Eaton, in 1976. Together they raised 3 amazing children – Kimberly, Jason, and Sara.
Mary worked all her life as a caregiver at Friendly Acres in Newton, Kansas. She was a skilled crocheter and cross stitcher. During her lifetime she crocheted over 100 angel blankets for new babies. She also crocheted hundreds of blankets and shawls. All are works of arts and cherished by the many friends and family members that received them.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by two daughters and one son, Kimberly (Steve) Harris of Nixa, Missouri; Jason Eaton of Newton, Kansas; and Sara (Terry) Rodenberg of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Billey Ann Davis (Bill) of Olathe, Kansas; and five grandsons, Bryce, Tyler and Noah Rodenberg, and James and Kyle Harris.
The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas, with a family graveside prayer to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
My prayers are with you and your family Sara!
It was a great pleasure getting to know Mary. I first met Marilee when I moved to Newton and started work at Friendly Acres. I would take her home in the morning after work and there I met her husband Frances. Then when I began working at Kansas Christian Home I came back in touch with both Mary and Frances and took care of of both of them until their final days. Rest in Peace Mary! You will be very much missed!