Anna Marie Eakright, 96

Anna Marie Eakright, 96, of LaFontaine, died at 1:02 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

She was born July 31, 1921, in Wabash, to Orville E.  and Ruth Mae (Schrader) Cherry. Anna married Robert Eakright in Wabash on Aug. 19, 1946; he died Dec. 17, 1975.

She worked at Woolworth's, Markhon Industries, and 15 years at Wabash County Hospital, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren where she served on the church and commission board. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Billy  (Susan) Eakright, two grandchildren, Jacob Eakright and Joey Eakright, all of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son, David Eakright, ane brother, two sisters, and her parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.

Friends may call 9 - 10:30 a.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Wabash Church of the Brethren and F.I.S.H.

The memorial guest book for Anna may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Aug 04