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Linda Sue Eakright

September 7, 1953 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 66)


Linda "Sue" Eakright, 66, of LaFontaine, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born on September 7, 1953 in Linton, Indiana, to the late Phillip R. and Dorothy M. (Stanton) Shields. 

Sue was a 1971 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a graduate of the RN program at IPFW.  She married Thomas D. Eakright on September 4, 1982.  She retired from her dream job at Marion General Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse in the nursery.  

Sue loved craft shows, shopping and camping at Long Lake.  She also loved to bake and cook for her family and friends.  Sue especially loved and cherished her grandchildren.  

Sue is survived by her husband Thomas; son, Phillip (Ashley) Eakright, of Wabash; daughter, Tristina Surine, of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, McKenzie Eakright and Avery Eakright, both of Wabash; grandsons, Devin Surine and Alex Surine, both of Fort Wayne; sister Edna Mae Holderman, of LaFontaine.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Shields and David Shields. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Doug Barton officiating.  Burial will follow at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the funeral home in LaFontaine.

Preferred memorials are to the Red Cross Wabash County, 88 West Hill St, Wabash, IN 46992 or to the Payton Manning Children's Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, 2001 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.                   

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November 12, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
November 13, 2019

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

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