Mary E. Eikelberger, 89

DEC. 8, 1922-OCT. 27, 2012

October 28, 2012
  • Mary E. Eikelberger
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Mary Ethel Eikelberger, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at a local health care facility.

She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Quicksberg, Va., to the late Charles E. and Elsie D. Litten.

Mrs. Eikelberger was a longtime member of Tyner United Methodist Church and the Tom Dye Sunday School class. At Tyner, she was also a member of the TOTS (Tireless Ones of Tyner Seniors) and the Flying Solos Singles Group.

She was a dental assistant for 20 years and retired as a department supervisor for London Fog after 10 years of service.

Her husband, Robert M. Eikelberger, and daughter, Mary Ann Melton, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Kandi M. (Rick) Hutton; grandson, Duane A. Melton; great-granddaughters, Tiffany N. Hutton and Amber V. Melton; and son-in-law, Larry J. Melton, all of Chattanooga; several brothers and sisters, all of the Hagerstown, Md. area; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Tyner United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Dover and the Rev. Jacob Reedy officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at East Brainerd Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tyner United Methodist Church, Bell Tower, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arrangements are by East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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