Shirley Mae (Martin) Eaker

May 19, 1945 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 76)


Shirley Mae Eaker, 76, of Marble Hill, Mo., died March 31, 2022, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., following a valiant fight with covid-pneumonia.


Born on May 19, 1945, in Lutesville, Mo., she was the daughter of Paul (Hoot) Martin and Gladys Mae Welker Martin Lincoln.  From the age of 16 she worked for a living.  She worked in restaurants, the nursing facilities of Bond’s Nursing Home and Missouri Veteran’s Home, as a dispatcher and jailer for the Bollinger County Sheriff, as a jail matron and cook for the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff, and for the past 25 years, as a private home health care worker.  She cheerfully and diligently served her clients and their families.


She is survived by three daughters:  Connie Sue (Kevin)  Anderson, of Farmington, Mo., Cheryl Lynne (Mike) Rockel of St. Louis, Mo.,  and Misti Dawn Eaker of California; by a brother, Michael Lincoln; a sister, Bonnie Haynes; four grandchildren:  Galen M Yeargain, Corey S. Eaker, Tyler C. Rockel and Drew M Rockel; two step-grandchildren:  Brittney A Korte and Blakely A. Parrott; and three great-grandchildren:  Chase, Cash, and Kate Yeargain.  She was preceded in death by her parents, by brothers:  Larry & Gary Martin, Ronnie Lincoln, Roger Lincoln, and Ike Lincoln; and sisters:  Donna K Rambo and Dorothy King.


Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Hutchings Funeral Chapel from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Elijah Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill.

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April 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hutchings Funeral Chapel of Marble Hill

Funeral Service
April 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Hutchings Funeral Service Chapel of Marble Hill (Mo)

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