Sarah Jane Eagon, 79, 993 Taylor Road, Amherst Junction, wife of a former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point official, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point. Interment will be Tuesday in the Bell Cemetery in Winneconne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brian Eagon Memorial Fund at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, or to Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Boston Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Eagon was born March 29, 1921, in Waldo, a daughter of the late Dr. Chester and Annette (Driver) Richards.
She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wisconsin State Teachers College in Oshkosh in 1942 and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1955.
She taught in a number of Wisconsin high schools as well as at the college level.
She served as a lieutenant (JG) in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II.
On June 19, 1947, she was married in Waldo to Burdette W. Eagon, who served in a variety of positions at UW-SP from 1951 until his retirement in 1984.
She served for many years at state and national levels for the Presbyterian Church (USA). Locally, she was active in Progress Club and Fortnightly Study Club.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, John (Kathy) Oregon, James (Wendy), Winneconne, and Thomas (Cynthia), Stevens Point; three daughters, Sally Eagon, Cairo, Egypt, Mary Eagon Jacquart, St. Paul, Minn., and Jean (Michael) Schliesmann, Chippewa Falls; one sister, Jean Sprangers, De Pere; one brother, Chester (Judy) Richards, Plymouth; and 11 grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Brian, in 1969; and one brother, John.