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Obituaries

Obituaries

Cora Josephine Eacock 1920 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Cora Josephine Eacock, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hubble Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.Mrs. Eacock died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born June 24, 1920, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Lee Henry and Grace Lenora Dessery Lash. She attended Tonganoxie schools and was a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She moved to Lawrence from Tonganoxie in 1939.Mrs. Eacock retired in 1987 after 32 years of service as the cafeteria manager of South Junior High School. She was a member of the White Shrine No. 11.She married Geoffrey Charles Eacock on Dec. 20, 1939, in Tonganoxie. He died in 1987.Mrs. Eacock was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Carolyn Darby; and four brothers and one sister.Survivors include a daughter, Linda Freeman, Parkville, Mo.; a son, Tom Shalz, Parkville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Angela Freeman, Anthony Freeman, Deanna Darby and Michael Darby; and 12 great-grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.The family suggests memorials to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com