Yvonne Groves

HERRIN - Yvonne Cecile (Eaton) Groves passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Herrin Hospital.

The memorial service was Wednesday, May 15, at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin.

Yvonne was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Harvey, to Irl W. Eaton Sr. and Jeanne (Urvan) Eaton.

She was united in marriage Feb. 13, 1971, with Charles Allan Groves in Energy. They shared 42 years of married life.

Yvonne worked in the dietary department at Herrin Hospital and Herrin Walmart as a pharmacy technician for many years. She also was a favorite babysitter for all of her nieces and nephews through the years. Most recently, she cared for her grandson, Cameron.

Yvonne is survived by her husband, Charles; her three children, Amy Lynn (Keith) Null, Laura Ann (Daniel Williams) Groves and James Irl (Mindy) Groves; and three grandchildren, Madison Leigh Null, Cameron James Williams and Zoe Alexandra Maple. She is also survived by her mother, Jeanne Eaton; one sister, Nancy (Daniel) Letson of Salamanca, N.Y.; six brothers, Irl (Becky) Eaton Jr, Richard Eaton and Donald Eaton, all of Herrin, Lawrence (Deby) Eaton of Energy, Robert (Marsha) Eaton of Marion and John (Cindy) Eaton of Logan; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann (Phillip) Adams of Energy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, who were dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her father, Irl W. Eaton Sr.; her husband's parents, James Ernest and Violet Groves; and her grandparents.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan from May 14 to May 18, 2013