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Obituary of Jeanne Eakin Salyer
Jeanne Eakin Salyer passed away at her home on
She attended the
Following graduation from the
During her life she and Bob were blessed with many life-long friends, travels and quiet times at their home in the woods. You could find her in the garden.
She taught the fifth grade at the
She supported her family in times of great happiness and devastating loss in their successes and hideous mistakes. She could be caustic and hilarious at the same time. She took care of her children, grand children and great grand children with the same energy and devotion. Ever a devotee of correct grammar. No one was safe from correction. At the last, a smile and the word “wonderful” when told the day was her great granddaughter’s birthday.
She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-one years, Bob. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Eakin, Sr; sisters, Mary, Joanne and Betty; brothers Jody and John; mother-in law Nell Snodgrass Salyer. Her beloved grandson Andrew Eakin Moore preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter Joan Salyer Moore; son Robert David Salyer, Nashville, Tennessee; granddaughter Mary Emily Moore, Roanoke, Virginia; grandson Guy Ford Willingham, Jr.; great grand children : Sarah Willingham of Knoxville, Tennessee, Benjamin Moore, Isabelle Brooks and MacKenzie Brooks: brother Donald Bailey Eakin of Fayetteville, Tennessee.
She received love and support from her grandson Ford who made her wish to remain in her home possible. Hearth Hospice of Fort Oglethorpe also assisted and provided superior care for her.
“Now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit be with you always.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church or
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