Onettia “Neta” Fern Eastman, 80, of Winfield, received her beautiful white dress with golden glitter wings and halo on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. A visitation is from 4 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. The family will greet visitors during that time. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Neta was born May 28, 1939, in Manchester, Okla., to George “Bill” Billy Daniel and Alice Rosettia (Harmon) Shelton. She was raised and educated in the Oklahoma and Kansas area. Neta was born third of 10 children. As a teenager, Neta worked for a local restaurant.
She married Jack R. Eastman on Aug. 16, 1957, in Enid, Okla. The couple made Winfield their home. From this union, four children were born. Neta was a homemaker for many years and she loved to sew. Her older children wore many matching items, shirts and dresses. She sewed many of her own clothing, from suits made from polyester, wedding gowns, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. She also enjoyed Tole painting and had numerous collectible items.
Neta started making frilly little girl dresses in 1980 and sold them at local craft fairs. Neta was an Avon consultant. She went to work in the food service department for USD 465 in 1975, where she worked until 2002, when she was forced to quit due to health. Neta remained active with family events and travel.
Neta was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Bellew, and Dorothy “Dot” Gray; her father and mother-in-law, Leo and Thelma Eastman; two sisters-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Smith, and Peggy “Peg” Gray; a brother-in-law, Donald “Donnie” Eastman; and a son-in-law, David Lowe.
Her survivors include her husband, Jack, of the home; four children and their spouses, Jack R. Eastman Jr. and wife, Mary, of Oxford, Brenda Lowe, of Winfield, Rodney A. Eastman and wife, Charity, of Winfield, and Tamara D. Lemon and husband, Billy Bob, of Winfield; her siblings, Phyllis Hale, of Winfield, Billie Young and husband, Jerry of Winfield, Jim Shelton and wife, Denise of Idaho, Rex Shelton and wife, Cheryl of Winfield, Virginia “Ginney” Finney and husband, Lonnie, of Arkansas City, Linda Fitzgerald and husband, Lael, of Udall, and Rita Nellis and husband, Herb, of Newkirk, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, Justin, Chance, Katelyn, Haley, Carley, Kirsta, Brandon, Lucretia, Brent, Savannah, Gabrielle, and McKia; as well as 18 great-grandchildren.