Born in Frankfort, KY on Apr. 13, 1924
Departed on Aug. 10, 2009 and resided in Owensboro, KY.
Ann Howard Jeffers Eades (Aug 10,
Owensboro – Ann Howard Jeffers Eades, 85, of Owensboro passed away
Monday, August 10, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Her life
began in Frankfort, Kentucky on April 13, 1924 as Ann Howard Jeffers.
The depression prompted her family to move to Alderson, W.Va. where
she graduated from Alderson High School in 1941 and married C. Grady
Eades, Jr. in 1945. After three children and eight years of marriage,
she lost her husband in an accidental death in 1953. Although she left
Alderson in 1955, she returned often to see the town and the people
that forever held a special place in her heart and her memories.
She raised her children in Lexington,
Ky. where she began her career in healthcare as a registered nurse with a
nursing degree. She was the first single mother admitted to the nursing
school and she graduated top of her class. She went on to earn a Bachelors
degree in education from the University of Kentucky and a Masters degree
in public health from the University of North Carolina. After accepting an
appointment in the Commission Officers Corp of the Public Health Service,
she moved to Dallas, Texas where she worked for 20 years and reached the
rank of naval captain. Her retirement began in 1987 when she moved to
Owensboro to be close to her daughter, Sally Ham, and her family. She was
a member of the First Christian Church and actively involved in the
community. Mrs. Eades was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and
she also served as the primary care giver for her mother, her aunt and her
Mrs. Eades was preceded in death by her husband C. Grady Eades, her
brother Coleman Reynolds Jeffers and her granddaughter Brittany Dawn Ham.
She is survived by her three children: Mike (Susan), Ken (Kathy), and
Sally (Steve) Ham and 6 grandchildren: C. Grady Eades III, Michael Eades,
Alison Eades (Matt) Levy, Mark Eades, Stephen (Taylor) Ham, and Shannon
Ham. We remember her capacity for love and caring, her intellect, and her
zest for life and laughter.
A memorial service will be held at James H Davis Funeral Home on Thursday,
August 13 at 2:00 pm. Visitation hours are Wednesday 5-8 pm at James H
Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her
memory to the Humane Society of Owensboro or the Daniel Pitino Center.
Online messages of condolences can be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com