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Jo Anna Eagle, 90, left her earthly life Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her home on Crescent Road surrounded by family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Rose Kluttz, husbands Frank Peeler and M.L. “Red” Eagle, brothers Max, Doc, Big Boy, and Jack Kluttz and sister Fern Ward.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughter Donna Peeler, grandson Austin Doby (Jenny), and great-granddaughter Victoria Doby. Sisters Mary Helen Shive, “Bill” Sifford, and Peggy Bost (Hibbie), brother George Kluttz (Jean), stepdaughters Jane Peeler, Barbara Spry (Ron), and Lucille Jones (Milton) stepson Wayne Eagle, and 49 nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Eagle was a 1942 graduate of Rockwell High School and worked in the family store until she entered the first Nursing Class of Rowan Hospital. She worked for 35 years as a weaver at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, then became an independent caregiver for many homebound patients in Rowan County, the last five years for Vernon Benson and Joe Lyerly. She was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith, NC for 70 years in her earlier years serving as a Sunday school teacher, and working with youth. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden, fishing at the beach, and spending time with friends and family, including for several years celebrating her birthday with an annual “Hoedown” which hundreds attended. She was a member of the College of Regents of the Spencer Women of the Moose.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday December 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith. The family will receive friends and fellowship after the service at the church fellowship building.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Cremation to help with final expenses.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is serving the Eagle family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.