Kathleen “Katie” Gupton Eaton, 94, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Hyattsville and Cheverly, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born in Berwyn Heights, Md., on Aug. 17, 1922, daughter of the late Ewing L. Gupton Sr. and Lucy B. (Bennett) Gupton.
Eaton was a graduate of Hyattsville High School and worked as a personnel manager at the University of Maryland, retiring in 1982 after 25 years of service.
She was a member of the Ladies Sodality at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del., and the Homemaker’s Group in the Bethany area. Eaton enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, knitting and reading.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Eaton, in 2000; her brother, Ewing L. Gupton Jr., in 2004; and three sisters, Lucy Puciloski in 2002, Elizabeth Mason in 2004 and Mary Duvall in 2013. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at noon at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Del., where friends and family may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, by visiting www.stjude.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.