Kathryn "Kate" Eileen Eaton, 85, of Owosso, Mich., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at her residence.
Kate was born February 5, 1927, near Mt. Pleasant, to the late Charles and Marion (Hanks) Hagerman.
She graduated from Okemos High School in 1944 and attended General Motors Technical School.
Kate was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed arts and crafts of all kinds. She was a published poet and loved quilting, making over 200 quilts through the years. She enjoyed caring for her dogs, Buster and Katie.
She moved to Grayling in 1955, where she was employed as an accountant and later as a real estate broker, owning Kade Realty until she retired in 1982. She spent the rest of her years living in Owosso.
Among survivors are her two daughters, Margie (Richard) Smith of Mt. Pleasant and Lisa (Larry) Snyder of Wichita, Kansas; son, Lee Eaton and special friend Robin Carpenter of Decatur; five grandchildren, Robyn (Curt) Utterback, Melissa (Kent) Cotton, Jim (Janice) Smith, Rachel Conley and Robert Eaton; 10 great-grandchildren, Cody, Colton, Kirstyn, Kara, Parker, Hunter, Devion, Lisa, Katlyn and Devon; brother, Bill (Bev) Hagerman of Okemos; and sister, Tina Hagerman.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lois Sundquist and Charlene Thornton; and brothers, Arlin and Larry Hagerman.
Visitation will be today from noon until the time of service at Nelson-House Funeral Home, 120 E Mason St., Owosso, Mich.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial are to the Kathryn Eaton Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-house.com.