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LaDonne Eaton
  • June 25, 1941
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  • December 28, 2016

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LaDonne M. Eaton, 75, Daytona Beach, passed into the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour, surrounded by her children on December 28, 2016.  LaDonne was born on June 25, 1941 in Elwood, Indiana, to the late Malcolm and Mary Blankenship Hoover.  In 1958, she married Henry Clay Watkins of Blaze, KY.  Their union produced three children.  That marriage ended in divorce and in 1976, LaDonne married Donald Eaton, and moved to Daytona Beach, with the children.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and more recently, attended Colony Community Church.  LaDonne enjoyed singing in the church choir, and was strong in her faith.  She was a multi-talented artist and an amazing seamstress.  She enjoyed making things for her grandchildren.  She was also a member of the Sassy Belles and looked forward to outings with her friends.  LaDonne graduated from Tipton High School and was an employee of J. Lewis Small Co. in Elwood.  After moving to Florida, she continued her education and worked in the banking and accounting industry.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 25 years.  Left to cherish her memory, her children, Todd (Kim) Watkins, NC, Cherie (Jason) Watkins McCarthy, FL, and Pamela Watkins Kelley, FL; seven grandchildren, Amber Watkins, FL, Jason (Rachael) Watkins, SC, Heather (Bobby) Kelley Dicks, FL, James and Sean McCarthy, FL, Emily Broadstreet, VA, Elizabeth Conley, VA; eight great grandchildren; brother, Gar Hoover, IN, and sister, Nancey Hoover McClure, TX.  She was also preceded in death by her companion of 13 years, Jim Cain.  The celebration of LaDonne’s life journey will be held at Colonial Colony South Clubhouse, 1275 Beville Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32119 on January 28, 2017 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to Stuart F Meyer Hospice House, 150 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164 (386) 586-1500.


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