Robert E. "Bob" Eaton

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Robert E. "Bob" Eaton, age 79, passed away at his home. He was born in Carbondale, IL to Clifford and Edna (Davies) Eaton. He married Peggy Kobiela on October 10, 1953 in Murphysboro, IL. She survives. He is also survived by his son Mike (Jane) Eaton, his daughter Kim (Herb) Elam, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He grew up in Carbondale, IL and moved to Greenville in 1956 and went to work managing Illinois Brokerage until 1963. He later managed the P.N. Hirsch and Rechters.. He went on to own and operate The Shoe Hutch, Sim's Dime Store and Wilfong's Shoe Store. In 1991 he opened Lot A Cars in Greenville and was still active in that business. Memorial contributions are suggested to Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital, The Comets Sports Boosters, or The Greenville County Club.


Sunday, May4, 2014 from 2-5 PM

A gathering of friends will be Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2-5 PM at the Greenville Country Club

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  1. We are very sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers are with all of your family.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed. We pray for courage and strength.

  3. Thinking of you all at this time. May special memories give you comfort. I will always remember that Bob took time to say Hello and had a smile. Good times at Comet events ! Hugs and prayers- Cari Outman and family

  4. Peg and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob will definitely be missed by many.

  5. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you in your time of loss. Bob was quite the man. I remember him fondly.

  6. Peggy, Mike, Jane, Kim & Herb, You are in our prayers at this difficult time! We will be thinking of you all today and the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy, Rick & Cindy

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed. We pray for courage and strength.

  8. Dear Peg ,Mike, Kim and family: I just heard of Bob's passing -so sorry. Your family was always so good to mine. I always enjoyed talking with Bob and I know how proud he was of his family. He certainly will be missed. Sincerely Rick Alderman

  9. Dear Peg and Family, We will miss Bob. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Gene & Mary

  10. To Peggy, Mike, and everyone in Bob's family, my deepest sympathy. My dad(Don Elam) was a great friend of Bob's, and I can recall many occasions with them having good times together, at the Country Club, at our restaurant(The Purity Cafe) and other places also. Bob also sold me many pairs of shoes over the years! And he had a great smile and laugh. All my best, take care. (Hugs)

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