Barbara A. Eaton - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara A. Eaton

October 23, 1947 - January 14, 2021

Barbara A. Eaton, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on October 23, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Hazel (Graham) Marshall. Barbara spent most of her youth in Brisbane, Australia. Her adventurous spirit brought her back to the U.S. when she was 21 years old, and she later raised a family in Delaware. Barbara graduated from college and made her career as a computer programmer. She was a member of St. Georges United Methodist Church, and would hug anyone she could out of her love for people. Barbara was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She was very involved with Carl, Wendy and Nathan’s school and sports activities. Barbara enjoyed doing needle point work and crocheting in her free time.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Schulte. She is survived by her children, Carl O. Eaton (Donna) of Indianapolis, IN, Wendy A. Kite (James, Sr.) of Middletown and Nathan M. Eaton (Courtney) of Bel Air, MD; siblings, Caroline Marshall, Margaret Hay, Eugene Marshall and Helen Marshall, all of Australia; and grandchildren, Maddie, Jamie, Luke, Drew, Tyler, Alexa and Savannah.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Georges United Methodist Church, 101 Broad Street, St. Georges, DE 19733.


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28 Condolences for Barbara A. Eaton

  • Sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember how supportive your Mom was at all of our games!

  • So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  • So sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing your mom’s smiling face and her hugs.
    With love and prayers, Uncle Steve and Aunt Linda

  • I’m so sorry to read about the loss of your mom. My WP football game memories include her for sure. She was the biggest fan. Thinking of you, Carl, Wendy and Nate. Praying for you and your families at this time.
    -Kristen (Ross) Chen

  • So sorry ,We got to see Barb ,when last out here in Australia, sending our love ,Loretta and family ,Colin and his family xxxxx

  • We were so deeply saddened to learn of Barbara’ passing. She was a great lady, a huge supporter of her children and the athletic programs of William Penn High School, and a wonderful friend. She was always there for us all and supported not only her children but all of us who taught or coached her kids. Our world is now missing an important and loving person. We will be with the family in our thoughts and prayers. Richard and Dottie Farmer-Greensboro, GA

  • Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Rest In Peace Barb.

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My high school memories are filled with her presence at so many volleyball, basketball and football games. My thoughts are with you Carl, Wendy and Nate.

  • Aunty Barbara was a loving Aunt. I’m so glad that my Mum brought me to live in America all those years ago and that my first 15 months were spent living with her and her family. Some of my best memories of our time in America were made with her. Sending our love and condolences to you all, I wish I could be there with you at this time. She will be missed.

  • To Carl, Wendy, Nathan and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Aunty Barb was always smiling when she was here and I know she will be remembered fondly by her Australian family. RIP Aunty Barb love Kaylene, Frank and family. Xxx

  • Sending our love to you all from Australia. Know that we are thinking of you and remembering what an amazing woman Aunty Barb is. Love Kasey, Brian, Michael, Chloe and Talon xoxo

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Barbara was a beautiful soul, like her sister my mum Dorothy, I feel they are all in heaven looking out for us all.

  • Hi Wendy its Stacey , I’m so sorry to hear about aunty thank you so much for believing me and just listening to me and never making judgement on me and that I’m soooooo very glad you were here for my baby shower and im sooooo glad i got to spend the time I did wen you were here and I’m so happy you got to meet kids, and that I will treasure the blanket you made forever and that I love you so very much. Big kiss and cuddle from myself and my girls 💗

  • We were very surprised at my cousins passing. She was a beautiful and loving soul. We always looked forward towards getting together whenever we came home and laughing with her. Rest In Peace in the arms of the angels.

  • To the Eaton and Marshall families,
    My deepest condolences to all of you. I, among many others, worked along with Barbara at many WPHS events and games that our children were part of. She loved her children so much, always cheering them along the way.
    May your memories of her in the days ahead bring you calmness and a smile to your heart.

  • She was such a nice lady and my playing days at William Penn Football will always have her memory attached to it- she was a big part of the boosters….

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother- Carl-

    Joe Huffman
    Class of 1992

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was a loving, kind, and very positive person. She was one of my all-time favorite Colonial supporters. My how she loved following any and all of the exploits of her children. No matter the circumstances always there with a kind word and warming smile. Carl, Wendy and Nate you have my deepest sympathies and I will pray for your Mom.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Eaton family during this time of loss. May the cherished memories of your mother remain forever in your hearts and comfort each of you.
    Our love, l

  • My thoughts go to Carl,Wendy,Nathan and their families on the sad passing of my sister Barbara. I remember growing up with her and she was always a funny, happy little sister. When she met and married Sam we thought we would never see her again. Our parents were able , after a long time,to save enough to bring Barbara, Sam,Carl, Wendy and Nathan over to Australia. We were overjoyed and spent the most marvellous time with them. That was the last time our parents saw them. I know Mum,Dad and Dorothy were waiting for her and I’m sure I will see them all again. Love and miss you Barb.

  • Wendy, saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  • So sorry for your loss. Aunty Barb had a beautiful personality, I will miss seeing her smiling face. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you all. RIP Aunty Barb Tracey, William, Jim, Jasmin, Ryan and Cameron xx

  • Aunty Barb was a beautiful woman with a lot of love to give she will be sadly missed sending you all my love.

  • To Wendy, Carl and Nathan and families. We are feeling your pain of losing our beautiful cousin.
    I have such wonderful memories of our childhood together.

  • Wendy , My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family , my hope is you find peace, love,and support from all your family and friends . Mark

  • So sorry for your loss Wendy, Carl and Nathan. I will always remember what a supportive loving mother your mom was to each of you. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Barbara was a great friend and neighbor. We had many wonderful talks. She shared her life in Australia and showed me pictures. I will miss her.until we see each other in Heaven. Comfort to the family her church family and all who were blessed to know her.

  • I hadn’t seen Barbara for 6 years since I moved too far away from St. George’s Church; however, I remember her sweet smile and her hugs. May she rest in peace eternally with our Heavenly Father.

  • i remember a few months ago ..on a warm day…barbara pulled up in her car in the driveway…telling me she sold her hse…and was living right up the street fr me….she was telling me how her shoulder was very painful…we talked about all the sports at wphs where she was an avid supporter…..our deepest sympathies to the eaton family fr the farrow family