Chester Eaker

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Chester T. Eaker, 92, of Edwardsville, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, Ill.

He was born Dec. 12, 1913, at Marble Hill (Lutesville), son of Caleb L. and Pernece E. Myers Eaker. He and Agnes Graham were married Sept. 21, 1946, in Bunker Hill, Ill. She died Jan. 1, 2003.

Mr. Eaker owned and operated Eaker's Barber Shop 48 years in Edwardsville. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 199, and VFW Post 1299, all in Edwardsville.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas L. (Susan) Eaker of Edwardsville, Caleb Eaker of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Joan Woodard of Edwardsville; five grandchildren, Kari and Timothy Eaker, Rachael Woodard, Trisha and Tara Vieregge; and a great-grandson, Jack Eaker.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary T. Davis, and two brothers, Paul and Myers Eaker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Weber Funeral Home in Edwardsville.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Corredato officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, Ill.

Memorials may be given to St. Boniface Church or Hitz Memorial Home.

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