December 27, 2013


Delores Eason, 91, died Wednesday, Dec.r 25, 2013, at Carroll Health Center in Carroll, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll with the Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating.

Organist will be Ellen Severin, and vocalist will be Craig Rowles. Casket bearers will be Kurt Mosman, Steve Plaum, Jeff Storjohann and Ron Lutwitze. Honorary casket bearer will be Tyler Eason. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Eastern Star funeral rites at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Delores May, daughter of Garris W. and Charlotte (Anderson) Heath, was born Feb. 13, 1922, at Yetter, Iowa. She grew up at Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1940. Delores and her grandfather Hosea W. Heath, along with her mother, ran a dairy farm just west of Carroll.

On Dec. 6, 1941, Delores married Keith W. "Jack" Eason at Princeton, Mo. Four children were born to this union. Delores and Jack made their home in Carroll. Delores then worked for Montgomery Ward, Sears and Roebuck, Spurgeon's Department Store (24 years as a clerk and bookkeeper), Norma's Fabrics, New Hope Village Gift Shop, and she demonstrated products at Fareway, Kmart and Walmart.

Delores was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school and held offices in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Throughout the years, Delores enjoyed quilting, sewing and baking. She cherished the time spent visiting with her family and friends.

Delores is survived by her children: William Eason of Pahrump, Nev.; Sharon Benton and husband Galen of Worthington, Minn.; Charlotte Bunker of Carroll; and Kevin Eason of Des Moines; grandchildren: Janet Eason of California; Dawn Plaum and husband Steve of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jennifer Mosman and husband Kurt of Breda; Marlae and Michelle Benton of Worthington, Minn.; Erika Eason of Oregon; Jenna Eason of Colorado; Tyler Eason of Ankeny; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Jerry Cullen and Thelma Prenger.