Obituaries: Sharon Eakins

Sharon “Pokey” Eakins, 46, of Ottumwa, Iowa went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2017. She was born May 21, 1970 in Iowa City to George Jr. and Pauline Rhoads Post. She married John Eakins on June 8, 2007 at Christ’s Church in Ottumwa.

Sharon graduated from the nursing program at Indian Hills in 2012 and was employed at the Halcyon House in Washington, Iowa. She was currently working towards becoming a nurse practitioner through courses offered by Walden University. Her long-term goal was to serve others on medical mission trips to Jamaica. Sharon was a very giving person with a big heart. She was a member of Christ’s Church in Ottumwa, the Christian Motorcycle Association, and the Patriot Guard. She loved to tinker around with things and was a huge Green Bay Packers fan.

She is survived by her husband, John Eakins of Ottumwa; four daughters, Ashlee Post, Nichole Hipshur both of Ottumwa, Crystal Noble of Louisville, Mississippi, Mary Lou-Ann Johnson of Newton, Mississippi; granddaughter, Sarah Johnson; great-granddaughter, Alayna Rue; mother, Pauline Post of Floris, Iowa; two sisters, twin Karen Post, Lora (Mike) Diedrick both of Ottumwa; two brothers, George (Becky) Post III, John Post both of Ottumwa; numerous nieces and nephews; and her pride-and-joy-dog, Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her father; infant sister, Kimberly Post; and a great-niece, Donna Irene Rose Jean Rachford.

Funeral services are pending at this time.