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Connie J. Eakin

Connie J. Eakin, 80 of Petrolia, Pa., passed away early Thursday morning, December 15, 2023, at the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo, Pa., with her family by her side.

Born in Bradford, Pa., on September 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Phyllis Courtright Swatsler.

Connie was a graduate of Bradford High School. In her earlier years, she worked at the original Zippo factory as an engraver. She enjoyed camping with her family and sitting on her porch watching hummingbirds.

She married Leonard E. "Butch" Eakin on August 26, 1961, who preceded her in death in 2016.

She is survived by her two daughters: Sheila Eakin and her companion Gerry Bisson of Parker; and Erin (Ed) Dunlap of Parker. One son: Jeffrey (Deborah) Eakin of Parker. A brother: Terrance (Donna) Swatsler of Kadak, Tn. Numerous Grand and Great Grand Children as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home in Parker (201 S. Wayne Ave.) on Monday, December 19, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Tuesday the 20th at 11 am. Interment followed at Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia.

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