11/17/1925 - 9/21/2011
She was a dedicated stay-at-home Mom and was always instigating gatherings with the extended family. Margaret (aka Sissy) loved cooking and baking almost as much as her family loved devouring her creations. Sissy and Chuck loved retirement in the countryside of Bunker Hill where they annually created a huge vegetable garden and hunted for Morel mushrooms. They loved traveling and visiting friends and family throughout Illinois and in southern Missouri where Chuck was born. Margaret/Sissy/Mom was a joy to everyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her. She never knew a stranger. Her passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts and she will be sadly missed. Knowing she is at peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior is our comfort.
The family wishes to thank all the loving staff at Cedarcrest Manor and Preferred Hospice who so carefully provided for her over these later years. We are very grateful for your compassion and dedication to provide the best care for mom.
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Margaret Ellen Eaker, nee Warner, passed peacefully on September 21, 2011 at Cedarcrest Manor, Washington, MO, where she had been living for the past 6 years. Margaret was born November 17, 1925 to Ted Warner and Ida Schmidt Warner in Alton, IL. She married Charles E. Eaker on November 25, 1943. Margaret grew up in Alton, IL in a loving family of seven. She married Charles (Chuck) and they created their own loving family of five. After the kids were in school, she returned to work at Olin Corporation; she retired in 1986 after 30+years of service.
Surviving are two daughters, Judith Ann Eaker of Washington, MO and Janet Dosen of Bloomington, IL, one son, Jerry A. (Karen) Eaker of Washington, MO, three grandchildren, Jerry A. Eaker, Jr., Tara Schneider, and Kristina (Matt) Studebaker, and three great grandchildren, Tyler Schneider, Jessica Studebaker, and Alyssa Studebaker. Also surviving are three sisters, Ruth Owens of Fenton, MO, Doris (Wayne) Calhoon of Brighton, IL and Lois Ann (Harold) Wall of St. Louis, MO. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and one brother, Don Warner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or Preferred Hospice of Ballwin, MO.