Seventh Generation


1149. Ernestine Frances Heanssler was born on 4 September 1922 in Deer Isle, Maine, USA (Sunshine). Date of birth also reported as September 3, 1921. She died on 10 May 2008 at the age of 85 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. DEER ISLE - Ernestine Eaton, 86, passed peacefully May 10, 2008, at Island Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Deer Isle, the daughter of Ernest and Vera Sprague Heanssler of Sunshine. She graduated from Deer Isle High School and Bangor School of Beauty Culture. She worked as a beautician in Boston and New York City, as well as opening her own Beauty Shop at her home in Sunshine. Ernestine was a long time member of Sunshine Advent Christian Church, where she served as deaconess. Her passion was mission work. She served as president of both her local and state Mission Societies for many years. Ernestine shared 47 years in marriage with her childhood sweetheart, Eugene H. Eaton of Sunshine, who died in 1990. In addition to her husband and parents, Ernestine was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Heanssler; and a daughter, Joan Elaine. Family members she leaves behind include Wilbur MacDonald and wife, Carolyn; brother-in-law, Minot Eaton; sister-in-law, Mary Heanssler; daughter, Faye Rey-nard and husband, Phil, of Bridgton; and son, James E. Eaton and wife, Marianne, of Sunshine. Her grandchildren include Angela and Russ Stibitz, Traci and Kevin Van Brunt, Jennifer and Ryan Larribee, Christine Eaton and Peter and Michelle Eaton. Her great-grandchildren include Tucker, Abigail and Owen Van Brunt and Skyler and Jacob Larribee. She also leaves behind several nephews and nieces, and a loving church family. A funeral service will be celebrated 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Sunshine Advent Christian Church, Stonington. Fri-ends may call noon until time of service. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Sunshine Mission Society, 11 Eaton Point Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Stonington. www.bragdonkelley.com <http://www.bragdonkelley.com> She was educated in Deer Isle High School. Ernestine was buried in Evergreen cemetery, Sunshine Road, Deer Isle.

Ernestine Frances Heanssler and Eugene H. Eaton were married about 1943. Eugene H. Eaton, son of Halma H. Eaton and Vivian Weed, was born on 21 December 1922 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 9 January 1990 at the age of 67 in Togus Veteran's Hospital, Chelsea, Maine. He was buried in Evergreen cemetery, Sunshine Road, Deer Isle.

Ernestine Frances Heanssler-55575 and Eugene H. Eaton-66861 had the following children:

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Joan Elaine Eaton was born about 1947. She died on 9 January 1958 at the age of 11 in Bangor, Maine, USA hospital. Little Joan Elaine Eaton, 11, died January 9 at EMG Hosp. after a brain operation.  Her parents had taken her three days previous to an Ellsworth oculist for glasses.  Her condition was promptly diagnosed as a brain tumor and she was rushed to the hospital in Bangor. She is survived by her parents, Eugene and Ernestine Heanssler Eaton, a brother James, a sister, Faye, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Heanssler and Mr. and Mrs. Halma Eaton; grandmother Ella Stinson.  She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery Sunday with her father leading in prayer. She was buried in Evergreen cemetery, Sunshine Road, Deer Isle.

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Faye Eaton-66863.

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James E. Eaton-66864.