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Cleo V. Eads, 87, of Grand Island,
died Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Golden Living Center at Park Place in Grand
Island with her family by her side.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Minden Cemetery. Reverend
Melanie Adams will officiate.
Gathering of family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. To honor Mrs. Eads wishes
cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Eads was born March 18, 1922 at Minden the daughter of James
and Maggie (Simon) Ream.
Survivors are her husband of 67 years, Everett; sons
and daughters-in-law, Jim and Chris Eads of Clay Center and William ‘Rick’ and
Cindy Eads of Grand Island and grandchildren, Jacey, Darcey, Lindsey
and Shannon. Cleo was soon to be blessed with her first great-grandchild.
She was welcomed into heaven by her parents and seven
brothers and sisters.
Cleo was the youngest of eight children. She graduated
from Minden High
School in 1940 and was then employed
by Berndt Drug Store for a short time. After her work at Berndt’s
she worked for two years at the Navel Ammunition Depot east of Hastings in the payroll
On December 20, 1942, she married Everett ‘Doc’ Eads. From
1946 until they retired in 1980, she worked with Doc in their jewelry
business. During retirement, Cleo and Doc enjoyed traveling
to various states.
Cleo enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, her flowers
and big band music.
A memorial will be established in memory of Cleo.