Edna Badgley Eakin

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Obituary from: Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise

Edna Mable Badgley Eakin, 92 died Saturday at 5:45PM in the Jane Phillips Medical Complex. She had been a patient since July 25, (1979). She was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Tripp Badgley. She was born Nov. 15, 1886 at Butler Mo. She grew up there and moved with her parents to Iola, Kan., where she graduated from Iola Kansas High School. She taught elementary school prior to her marriage to Mr. (Rupert Vaughn) Eakin in 1908 near Springfield, MO. Funeral services were held on the following Wednesday in the Colonial Chapel of the Neekamp Funeral Home with Rev. Argus Hamilton of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the family plot at White Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Eakin was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Mutual Girls Club who established a memorial at the church for her.

Sources: Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise (local newspaper in Bartlesville, OK),
July 31, 1979

Mrs. Eakin was an avid Bridge Player and from time to time had bridge parties at her home at 1501 Maple Ave., Bartlesville, OK. She had occupied herself as a housewife and kept a beautifully kept and decorated home. She enjoyed entertaining and did so very well. She was a very petite lady. Lady, is an important word in her life as she always conducted herself as such. Late in life, she had breast cancer surgery. Afterwards she was somewhat feeble of body but still very sharp of mind. At the time of her death her daughter, Hazel Fay Eakin (Lathan), my mother, was also suffering from breast cancer.

Mrs. Eakin was always a church person (Methodist) and very active in the church. She and her husband were married 56 years at the time of his death. They were members of the First Methodist Church's Golden Wedding Club.

She and her husband amassed some significant real estate holdings in their neighborhood and stock holdings.

I, William C. Lathan, Jr., attended her funeral, representing her daughter my mother, Hazel Fay Eakin (Lathan) and her husband. Hazel Fay Eakin (Lathan) was unable to travel due to her own cancer.

Sources: Personal knowledge of William C. Lathan, Jr., her grandson.