PIQUA - Elizabeth Easterwood, 92, of Piqua died at 1:08 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 04, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born in Greenfield on Jan. 24, 1920, to the late John A. and Hazel (Greene) Holland. On Oct. 19, 1965, in Circleville, she married Willis L. Easterwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2000.
Elizabeth is survived by two daughters: Mary Jane Hawkins, Trotwood, and Hazel Joanne McKnight, Dayton; one son: John Robert Lee, Piqua; twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and sixteen great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, one daughter and two brothers.
Elizabeth graduated from E. L. McClain High School in 1939. She was a member of Cyrene AME Church, Piqua. At the church, she was a member of Women's Missionary Society, Ladies Aid, Trustees and the Layman Organization. Elizabeth had been a member of YWCA since 1946, Council of Churches and Church Women United. She worked at the YWCA for 4 years, Piqua Memorial Hospital for 15 years, J. C Penney's for 12 years, Elder Beerman for 5 years and also sold Avon as and independent dealer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cyrene A. M. E. Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Christopher Ferguson officiating and the Rev. John Vaughn having the Eulogy. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cyrene A.M.E. Church 227 W. Ash St. Piqua. A special Thanks to a steadfast and loving granddaughter Valerie Graves. Arrangements are entrusted to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cyrene A.M.E. Church, 227 West Ash Street, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Jan. 6, 2013