MOUNT VERNON — K. Keith “Squeak” Eakin, 78, of Fairmont Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Grove City, Pa., to the late Kenneth F. and Hazel (Morrison) Eakin. Keith was raised by his father and stepmother, Hilda (Harner) Eakin, after his mother’s death shortly after his birth. He retired from Cooper-Bessemer where he was employed as a pricing analyst. He was a member of the American Legion in Harrisville, Pa., the Masonic Lodge 9 in Mount Vernon, Shriners, and the Knox County Fish and Game Association. Keith was a former member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church, and current member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Doris (Thompson) Eakin; a son, Mark Eakin of South Vienna, Ohio; two daughters, Judy (Rick) Mark of Carroll and Sally (Joel) Daniels of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Ashley and Corey Eakin, Alyssa and Adam Mark, Grant and Blake Daniels; a great-grandchild, August Govoni; a sister, Barbara Gibson of Butler, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Snyder.
Friends may call Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m.; and on Monday one hour prior to the service in Harrisville, Pa. Funeral service will be held on Monday at the Harrisville Pennsylvania United Methodist Church beginning at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Hastings officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Harrisville Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43272-5117; or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460. To leave a condolence online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.