Butler – Melva L Eakright, 92 of Butler died Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.
She was born in Butler on February 5, 1930 to Milo J. and Lucile K. (Gee) Provines.
Melva was a 1947 graduate of Butler High School.
She worked as Head cashier for 14 years at Sutton’s Grocery in Butler then as a cashier for 6 years at the Butler Quick Mart before retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church in Butler.
Melva Married Richard E. Eakright on April 29, 1949 in Butler and he died December 20, 1996.
She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Samuel D and Diane Eakright of Waterloo; son in law, Virgil Kimes of Auburn; 6 grandchildren, Larry (Traci) Kimes, Andrew Kimes, Matthew (Lela) Eakright, Justin (Nikki) Eakright, Stephanie (Seth) Myers, Molly (Darryl) Porter and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Barbara Jean Kimes, sister, Lorene G Berry and 4 brothers, Verl Provines, Darwan Provines, Devere Provines and James Provines.
Graveside services will be 10 AM Friday, January 20, 2023 at Butler Cemetery in Butler. Memorials can be given in memory of Melva to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.