Duane M. Eakins, 80, a life long Rushville resident, passed away June 12, 2015, in Rush Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Rushville, to the late Walter M. & Gladys B. (Casey) Eakins. He married Marilyn Jo Gray of Carthage on Nov. 18, 1962.
Duane graduated from Rushville High School in 1952. He served in the Army at Ft. Leonardwood, MO, and then served in the Army Reserves in Rushville.
Duane worked at Detroit Diesel Allisons in Speedway several years until he retired in 1997. He loved spending time with his grandsons & great grandsons.
Duane was a member of the Walnut Ridge Friends Church just West of Carthage where he had served as Sunday School Superintendant and teacher. Duane was also a member of the Knightstown W.C.T.U.
He is survived by his wife, Jo, of Rushville; daughters, Theresa Richert (Roger) of Losantville, Sharon Smalley (Tim) of Selma, Maryjo Messer & Vanesia Eakins both of Rushville; sister, Regina Evans (Bill) of Rushville; brother, Thomas Eakins of Ellettsville; grandsons, Brandon Shelton (Bonnie) of Losantville, Brad & Chris Hoover both of Selma, Coy Estes of Greenfield, Jordan Robey of NY & Nickolas Robey of Greenwood and great- grandsons, Brock & Brody Shelton of Losantville.
Friends are welcome to visit at the church from11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, with services immediately following at the Walnut Ridge Friends Church West of Carthage, 8956 W. 800 N. Carthage 46115. Burial will be in the Walnut Ridge Friends Cemetery. Garnald Dennis will preside.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Ridge Friends Church.
Moster Mortuary, Rushville, entrusted with arrangements.