Meadville Tribune

September 22, 2013

Betty R. Crocker Eakin

Meadville Tribune

TITUSVILLE — Betty R. Crocker Eakin, 80, formerly of Titusville, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Michael Tracey, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Titusville, a daughter of the late William L. Crocker and LuClaire Hollabaugh Crocker. 

Betty graduated from Colestock High School in 1950.

Betty married Harry A. (Bud) Eakin on June 22, 1950, in Titusville. Mr. Eakin died April 18, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Eakin lived in Dade City, Fla., for several years after retirement.

Betty enjoyed gardening, card playing, doing crossword puzzles, artistic painting, and spending time with her family and many friends.

Survivors include three sons, Samuel Eakin and his wife, Donna, of Orange City, Fla., Daniel Eakin of Tionesta, and Patrick Eakin; a daughter-in-law, Patricia (Trish) Eakin of Titusville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Donald E. Crocker and his wife, Eve, of Titusville, Jack R. Crocker and his wife, Carol, of Pleasantville, Larry L. Crocker and his wife, Joyce, of Benton, Ark., Curtis R. Crocker and his wife, Cassandra, of New Brighton, and Rodney G. Crocker and his wife, Cheryl, of Malvern, Ark.; a sister, Carla Tracey and her husband, Michael, of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Terra Eakin; and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Kitty Crocker.

Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc., 203 E. Main St., Titusville. 

It was Mrs. Eakin’s request that no funeral be conducted.

Interment of cremains will be next to her husband in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions in Betty’s name can be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, Pa. 16354.

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