In Memory

William "Billy" Eaton

William Billy Eaton

William F. Eaton, Jr., 66, of Topeka, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009 at a Topeka hospital. He was born on February 7, 1943 in Topeka, the son of William F. and Elizabeth R. Eaton. He graduated from Highland Park High School. He was an Army veteran. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years before retiring. William was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth R. Eaton of Topeka. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the , 837 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211 or Grace United Methodist Church, 2627 S.W. Western St., Topeka, KS 66611 . Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family online, visit Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 2, 2009.

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10/08/15 12:33 AM #1    

Robert Newell

66 ?

10/08/15 07:04 PM #2    

Sondra Moss (Mumford)

Robert do you question his age.  In 2009 when he died he would have been 66 and 72 in 2015.  Was his obituary just posted?


10/08/15 07:12 PM #3    

Kenneth Baldwin

Bill and I first became both neighbors and schoolmates in Garden Park before both families moved to Highland Park. We both stood on Sandra Moss front porch teasing a neighbor boy called George (remember Georgie kissing all the girls).

The only time I remember being with Bill was when we double dated for a prom. I later dated the girl he took.

There was a plane crash in Iowa that killed the Big Bopper, Richey Valens and some others. Bill was interested in the plane and wrote requesting information. He received a package filled with records, signed photos, other memorabilia along with the plane information.


10/08/15 07:59 PM #4    

Robert Newell

Sorry, I missed the 2009 part.

10/08/15 09:25 PM #5    

Richard Hays

Sorry for the confusion, I was attempting to locate some obituaries for some of our classmates and found Bill's and posted it yesterday. I forgot to turn off the indicator to send out a notice to all classmates. Bill passed away back in 2009.

Richard Hays

10/09/15 12:55 PM #6    

Sondra Moss (Mumford)


OMG.  I forgot about George.  Memories of Garden Park are fuzzy.  Do your remember Patty Brown.  She lived accross the street and down one house from me.  I think she was a year younger than us.  And of cours Dennis Nelson.  I remember the little store, I think it was called Old Man Cramers.  Spent a lot of time in there.  Since my mother was crippled, I went to the store a lot.  And Margaret Pressler.  Lived next door to me on the south.  Wonder what happened to all those mentioned?  It was a good time in my life.


10/09/15 01:24 PM #7    

Ellen Stovall (Irwin)

Was that MY GEORGIE kissing all the girls?  Ha!!!

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