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Wilda Jean Eaton

April 3, 1934 — March 10, 2023


Wilda Jean Eaton, age 88 of Somerset, passed from this life March 10th, 2023 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehab after an extended illness.

Wilda was born April 3, 1934 in Plato (Pulaski Co.) KY. to the late Roscoe Harris and Edna Bullock Harris.

Along with her parents, Wilda was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth Jay Eaton; brothers, Hollis (Honey) Harris, Delvin Harris, Maurice Harris, and a sister, Connie Lewis; and a great-granddaughter, Brynn Emerson Moore. 

Wilda is survived by one sister, Glenda (Jim) Massey; two sons, Kenny & (Connie) Eaton, Tim  (Shelia) Eaton; four grandchildren, Brittany (Dustin) Moore, Brian Eaton, Dr. Matthew Eaton (Leighann Harris) and Kelly (Eric) Burton.

Wilda is survived by four great-grandchildren, McKenna Blake Moore, Willa Kate Burton, Sullivan Jay Yunxi Burton and Milo Thomas Burton.

Wilda and Kenneth made their home in the Shopville Community for 62 years. They both had public jobs, but their love was caring for their church, their family and their farm. Wilda retired from Palm Beach clothing after many years of service. Wilda accepted Christ at 22 years of age and faithfully served her Lord in words and deeds until her health severely declined. Wilda served as Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, and training union teacher. Wilda was very passionate for the Kentucky Women's Missionary Union. Wilda made sure that Kentucky W.M.U. always received an annual monetary gift for Kentucky Baptist Ministries. Wilda had a soft place in her heart for nursing home residents in the area. Wilda and Kenneth visited friends and relatives there on a regular basis. Wilda and Kenneth also did a monthly visit to the Hilltop Nursing Home in Science Hill. They brought happiness to the residents there through scripture, songs and fruit baskets. In later years, Wilda helped in the church nursery department where she could "rock" while working.

Wilda was a very good gardener and a wonderful cook. All of Wilda's pastors and friends soon learned of her cooking skills and took full advantage of her offers to have them over for a meal. It is a known fact that a lot of dozing took place shortly after partaking in one of her meals.

Wilda believed that according to John 3:36, Who ever believes in the Son "has" eternal life. "Has" was the present tense to Wilda. She received eternal life at the age of 22 and now she claims it in the hands of the Lord.

In accordance to Wilda's wishes, her funeral services were private. You may extend condolences to the family at:

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