Pauline Van Eaton


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Pauline Van Eaton, 93, a resident at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline, formerly of Rock Island, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the center.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Private inurnment will be at the Candor Cemetery, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Rock Island Milan Education Foundation or to South Park Presbyterian Church. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Pauline Van Eaton was born on Dec. 27, 1919, in Seaton, a daughter of Charles and Estella Long Van Eaton. She received her bachelor's degree from Monmouth College and a master's degree from Western Illinois University. Pauline taught English and was the librarian at Rock Island High School. She retired in 1980. She previously taught in the Media, Earlville, Shabbona and Westmer school districts.
She was a member of South Park Presbyterian Church, as well as a member and past president of the Presbyterian Women. Pauline also was a member of the American Association of University Women, Mu Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma and the Blackhawk Chapter of Retired Teachers. She enjoyed doing needle work and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include sisters, Maxine Blick, Moline, Violet Davis, Seaton, and Jane (Dan) Sims, Maryville, Tenn.; 15 nieces and nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Betty Brown.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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