SIKESTON - Laura L. Eakins, 87, died Sept. 15, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born Nov. 3, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Albert C. and Hulda C. Erickson Dittlinger, she had attended Chapel By the Lake and owned and operated Eakins Plaza in Sikeston.
She married Paul Roscoe Eakins who preceded her in death in October 1990.
One son, Michael Paul Eakins, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Randy Eakins of Sikeston; one daughter, Patricia Eakins Newman of Sikeston; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dolan Rogers, pastor of the Sikeston Community Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
Pallbearers will be: Ed Berry, Bryan Cooper, Danny J. Cooper, Shawn Cooper, Eddie McDowell, Roy Odom and Clay Hunter.