Clara Ann McArthur Eaton ,93, of Grafton passed away Monday, November 6th 2017 at United Hospital Center. She was born December 17, 1923 in St. Anthony, Idaho. She enlisted in the Navy WAVE’s in 1945 to support the WWII effort. She later worked as a switchboard operator at Biola College (now Biola University) in Brea, California until her retirement in 1985. In her retirement she volunteered as a Foster Grandparent in the Taylor County WV School system to assist children with reading and math skills.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Duncan and Cora Edna (Allen) McArthur, all 6 siblings, her daughter Roberta Kelse Miller, and her husband Harold Eugene Eaton.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann (Miller) Moats and husband S. Edward “Ed” Moats of Grafton WV, grandchildren Tonia Lynne (Moats) Parrott and husband Marlin Parrott Warrensburg MO, Sensei Ann Moats of Fairmont WV, Christina Dawn Moats-Xavier and husband Vaughn Xavier of Hampton VA, Michael and Lyle Weigert of Arkansas. She is also survived by 3 great-grandchildren, Forrest Moats, Alexis and Tanner Parrott, and one great-great grandchild, Lindsay Weigert.
A graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetary on March 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. with full military honors.