Geraldine 'Deannie' EAVES

September 2, 1937 ~ August 15, 2008

'Mrs. Geraldine 'Deannie' Eaves passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at her Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center residence, at the age of 70 years, 11 months & 13 days. Geraldine was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Gumbo, Mo., & was the daughter of William & Flora Mae 'Strickland' Mahurin. Also preceding-in-death were: 1 Son, Ricky Gene Eaves, Sr. (2007); 2 Sisters, stillborn: Wilma & Wanda. 2 Brothers: Bobby Gene "Red" Mahurin & Donald Lee "Banjo" Mahurin. 1 Granddaughter, Christy Emanuel & 1 Sister-In-Law: Rachel Mahurin.

Geraldine was a member of the Crossroads First Church of God and worked as a Youth Leader at the Crossroads First Church of God & had an impact on other lives. Deannie was an avid Bowler for many years & also worked for many years at Medical Arts Clinic.

Survivors Include: 2 Sons, Charles L. "Chuck" Eaves, of Farmington; Doug (& Mary) Eaves, of Ellsinore, MO. 2 Sisters: Rheathal June 'Mrs. John' Hardesty, of Farmington; Betty Lou 'Mrs. Paul' Henroid, of Park Hills. 4 Brothers: William Glenn "Sonny" (& Joyce) Mahurin, of West Columbia, TX; Francis Dewayne "Butch" (& Bonita) Mahurin, of Desloge; James Eugene "Jimbo" (& Betty Sue) Mahurin, of Desloge; Larry Ray "Little Banjo" (& Thelma) Mahurin, of Hurryville. 1 Sister-In-Law: Barb Mahurin, of Sweeny, TX; 6 Grandchildren: Ricky Gene (& Michelle) Eaves, II; Lacey Nichole 'Mrs. Chris' Singer; Tyler Nicholas Eaves; Jonathan, Faith & Brooke Eaves. Grandson-In-Law: Marc Emanuel. 7 Great-Grandchildren: Jacob, Nathan, Patrick Jack Emanuel. Sierra, Brody & Trent Eaves. Bleke Singer.

Visitation : Monday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Tuesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Aug. 19, 2008,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. David Parmley officiating.

Interment follows at : IOOF Cemetery, Park Hills

Memorials to: The Geraldine Eaves family would be appreciated in Lieu of Flowers.

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  1. Chuck, Doug and families: I am so sorry to hear of Deanie's passing. She was a very sweet lady and a good neighbor many years ago when you boys were growing up. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Chuck,Doug, Ricky Jr. and family, Mere words cannot come close to describing the level of loss you have experienced this year. My heart breaks each time I think of what each of you must be feeling. Rest assured though that we will see "Deannie" again, along with all our other family members who have went on to be with the Lord. And, remember what God's word says about circumstances like this. God will not allow anymore to be put on us, than what we can stand. Hold fast to the promises of God, and each and every family member and friends, for they will see you through. Frank Jones

  3. Doug, Chuck and the rest of the family. The world just lost one very sweet and loving lady and God gained another amazing angel. Your mother has meant the world to me and many others. I will be unable to attend any of the services but please know my thoughts and prayers will be with each and everyone of you during this time of sorrow. Kevin

  4. To the family: She was a wonderfully kind, gracious, and respected lady who will be missed by all. May God richly bless her and provide comfort for you.

  5. My fellow Ya-Ya sister Deanie. You have taken a trip I cannot drive you on, but you know one day I'll join you in Heaven and we'll talk about our trips. To Doug & Chuck, my prayers are with you. Your mom was one great lady. Love you guys, Nan

  6. Rick Jr., Lacey, & Tyler & Families I am so sorry for the loss of your grandma. She was a very nice and pleasant lady. May God comfort you and your family at this time of loss. All my Prayers Sandy Brame, Desloge Church of God

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Deanie was an exceptional lady, sweetest you will ever meet. I worked for her doing home health back in 2004, she was super, I remember her wanting to plant different colored Roses out front of her apartment, they were beautiful. I will miss her dearly Shannon

  8. I loved her very much and i will miss her more. Doug and Chuck you mom is much better place she is with your uncle Banjo…

  9. Chuck and family, Deannie was such a delight to work with. Her determination and compassion for her "boys" was beautiful. She will be greatly missed. I thank God for the pleasure of meeting her and hopefully becoming her friend. I know I will cherish our time together for years to come. Know my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. She's will our Lord now and at peace with no more pain. God Bless You.

  10. I am sorry to hear of your lose. i took care of her at Southbrook Skilled Nursing center. She was a great and happy face to see when you came on to work. I will keep you in my prayers.She will be greatly misses by many.


  12. My Aunt Deanie was a warm, loving and wonderful person. She always made you feel so special. She is in a much better place now but those of us left behind will miss her very much. There is a huge celebration in heaven with her loved ones there. Our love and prayers go out to Chuck, Doug, and all. We love you all!

  13. Deannie, You have always been such a wonderful lady in my life. Then when we became neighbors that was exciting. I never met a woman that went thru so much but always kept a good outlook on everything. We will miss you dearly. Love, LeaDonna

  14. Chuck, Doug and the rest of the family- I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a special person. We have commented many times that regardless of how much pain and discomfort she experienced when you saw her and asked how she was doing she would have that wonderful smile and say "I'm doing fine, how are you?" We all should learn from her to see life that way. She's one of those people that you are sure of where she has gone, and yes she'll be one of God's special angels. Our prayers are with you. Love-Pam & John

  15. Thank you for sharing your mother with me. She put so much love in my life in the short time that I knew her. She inspired me to better person and was a bright beacon of light for all she touched. Every time I play Bingo I will have her in my heart because we both loved it so much. I know that she is now one of my guardian angels. Love, Theresa Jones Southbrook Skilled Nursing Care

  16. Doug & Mary, Sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for you and your family in these most difficult days. May God bless you. Rev. Tim & Janet Morgan

  17. May God hold you his arms during this sad time. Deannie was a very special Lady always had a smile. I am Thelma's {Larry Ray} cousin. just remember some day we will see her again. Now she is an angel looking down on us.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a great person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed.

  19. Please feel our love and prayers across the miles at this time. Ruby Light Wunsch and husband, Allen Wunsch Linda Wunsch Chamberlain and family Patti Wunsch Fisk and family

  20. Chuck, Doug, and your family, I am so glad that I've had the privilege to know you. You have been on my heart since I've known you. Your mom was always a good listener for me and no one can ever know that she was the same way for years even after I moved away. Keep the faith and we will see her, Rick, and all our friends and loved ones soon.

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