Etha L. (Overstreet) Eaton, 74, peacefully passed away May 1, 2007 at the Liberty Hospital in the Skilled Care Nursing Unit, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm Sunday, May 6th, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at M-291 Hwy., Liberty. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, May 7th, at the Liberty Christian Church, 427 East Kansas, Liberty. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, you may honor Etha with a memorial contribution to the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, the Blue Ridge Elementary PTA in Raytown, or to the Liberty Hospital-Skilled Nursing Unit. Etha was born May 23, 1932 in Liberty, MO and was a lifelong resident there. She was the only daughter of Vern and Beulah (Davis) Overstreet. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, G. W. Eaton. Etha is survived by two brothers, Glenn Overstreet and Gary Overstreet, both of Burleson, TX. She also leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Russ Reames, Raytown, MO; her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Hale, St. Joseph, MO; four grandsons, Jason and Jeremy Hale and Christopher and Cory Reames; and four great granddaughters, Atleigh, Emma, Maris and Isabella Hale. Etha graduated from Liberty High School in 1950 and continued her education at William Jewell College for two years and the UMKC Consevatory of Music for a year. She was a lyric soprano, studying Opera. Etha worked for Farmland Industries, Inc. in the Crude Oil and Pipeline Accounting Department for 18 years. She retired in 1984 to spend time with her husband prior to his death in 1986. She volunteered for the American Red Cross, and was Entertainment Chairperson for the Red Cross in Clay County in 1956. She was an active Democrat all her voting life. She served as a Committeewoman for 20 years in the 34th District. She had the honor and privilege of attending Democratic National Conventions in Chicago and Boston. Etha was past president of the Liberty VFW Post 4043 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Youth Friends Volunteer for Raytown Schools for 14 years, receiving the "Symbols of Caregiving" award in 1997. She was also a member of Liberty Christian Church. Etha's greatest accomplishment was singing in the Independence Messiah Choir for 45 years. She had the pleasure of singing with her grandsons Christopher and Cory. Etha also sang in the Village Presbyterian Church Choir during the past year. She was a true advocate of music. Etha will be fondly remembered for her vivacious personality, her dedication to working with youth, and strong will to live. She was loved by many and will truly be missed.