COLEBROOK - Wilma G. Easton, 91, died peacefully at her home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
The daughter of Chauncey E. and Lena M. Howard, Wilma was born on Feb. 10, 1922, in Colebrook.
She was married to her loving and devoted husband, Elwin C. (Junior) Easton on Aug. 25, 1940. Together they raised their six children on their farm in Colebrook. She was a caring and supportive wife and mother. She enjoyed tending to her animals, being a homemaker and working as secretary for the family business.
Wilma cherished spending time with her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; her dog, Lucky; and her cat, Kitten. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Colebrook United Methodist Church.
Wilma was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, the local election board and was a 4-H leader for numerous years. She dedicated much of her time and talents to her church and various community organizations. She was a true philanthropist and supported many worthy charities.
Wilma had a love for and never stopped learning. She was proficient on the computer, even using Skype and Facebook to keep in touch with her family.
Wilma is survived by her husband, Elwin C. Easton; one sister, Pauline Limestoll; and her six children, Harland Easton of Colebrook, Judie (Richard) Loveless of Jacksonville, Fla., Darl (Janna) Easton of Bedford, Texas, Leland (Cecilia) Easton of Orwell, Lawrence (Darlene) Easton of Colebrook and Paul Easton of Boston, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her ever-growing family was blessed with many wonderful memories, and she will be forever missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Claude Howard; and one sister, Edith Howard.
The funeral service will be officiated by her great-grandson, the Rev. Christopher Easton, at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paine Funeral Home Inc., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076.
The committal service officiated by Pastor Laurie Evinsky will follow in Colebrook Township North Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Orwell American Legion Woman's Auxiliary conducting services at 6:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colebrook United Methodist Church, 7925 Route 46, Colebrook, OH 44076, attention: Laurie Evinsky; Colebrook Town Hall Preservation, 7569 Route 46, Orwell, OH 44076; or Hospice of the Western Reserve Inc., 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Obituary and condolences at www.paine-funeralhome.com.