William "Bill" E. Eatherton

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November 22, 1931 - June 5, 2021
Born in Bell City, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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William “Bill” Eatherton of St. Peters, Missouri passed away Saturday June 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary “Pinky” Eatherton and his parents William and Georgia Eatherton.  Bill is survived by his beloved children Bill (Leota) Eatherton Jr., Mike (Judy) Eatherton, Karen (Rick) Ross, Julie (Dave) Bogar; his grandchildren, Kim (Scott) Van Hoye, Bill Eatherton III, Valerie (Will) Meyer, Mike (Barb) Eatherton II, Amber (Josh) Krohn, Katy (Robby) Gantz; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Bill’s passion in life was, “family is everything”.  Since he lost both parents before he was 13 he valued and loved his family unconditionally.  Bill did what ever it took to take care of the family so our mother could stay at home to raise us 4 kids.  He retired from McDonnell Douglas after 30 years of service and for a while owned a gas station as well. During his employment with McDonnell Douglas he attained his GED at the age of 35 and achieved a promotion to General Foreman. He also took on side jobs; painting cars, houses, and trimming trees.  Bill was a member of the National Guard for 6 years, and a life member of the Knights of Columbus, council #823.  Bill loved coaching his sons in baseball, taking them hunting with other family members and friends.  He also enjoyed going to the boat, gardening, horseshoes, dart ball, dancing, and a glass of sweet wine every now and than.  Bill leaves a legacy of love and affection for family, extended family, friends, and others that have come in contact with him.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Alzheimer's Association.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

Guestbook Entries

  1. William (Bill) Eatherton III June 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    candle 5I love you grandpa! You will forever live in our hearts and memories! Say hi to grandma for us! With all my love – Bill

  2. Ted & Lynne Kane June 9, 2021 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know

  3. Kay Tiffany June 9, 2021 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    candle 7Thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family. Just remember all the good times you had with him and Pinky. Love for your family.

  4. Joetta Clague June 11, 2021 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    candle 3RIP Bill. We know your happy being with Pink again! Look down on your children and guide them through their lives, they will all miss you terribly.

  5. Sharon Koenig Broeckelmann June 13, 2021 at 7:24 am - Reply

    candle 1Bill Jr so sorry to hear about your Dad. Always enjoyed talking with your parents when I would see them out and about. I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

  6. Karen Ross June 13, 2021 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dad and Mom Happy 70th anniversary June 9th. ❤ Together forever. Thank you both for your love and support all our years growing up. We dearly miss you both.

  7. Julie Hoerman June 14, 2021 at 11:26 am - Reply

    candle 8Mark and I are sending our deepest sympathy to the whole family! We remember Bill from all the get togethers with the Hoerman family. He was always so nice, fun, and friendly. I’m sure there is a special place in heaven for him along with his sweet wife Pinky. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Sandra Auchly June 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    candle 8I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. I talked to your Dad and Mom when they came to the beauty shop. Prayers for the family.

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