Sr. Mary Elizabeth Eaton, BVM, dies


DUBUQUE – Sister Mary Elizabeth Eaton, BVM, 100, died Nov. 6 at Marian Hall.
She was born Jan. 30, 1913. She entered the BVM congregation from St. Theresa Parish, Des Moines, Sept. 8, 1938. She withdrew in 1945 to take care of her parents and re-entered the congregation Feb. 2, 1980, professing first vows on March 29, 1981, and final vows on March 25, 1984.
In the Diocese of Davenport, Sr. Eaton taught music at Immaculate Conception Academy in Davenport (1941–44). She also taught in Rock Island, Ill.; and Des Moines.
Burial is in the Mount Carmel cemetery, Dubuque.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at

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