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Don was born in Clinton, MO, the second son of Ernest 'Buck' and Margie Eaton. After graduating from Clinton High School with the class of 1970, he attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, MO, receiving his Bachelor of Music Education Degree. He then attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, receiving his Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting. Don then went to work in the area of church music, serving churches in Illinois and Indiana, before moving back to Clinton where he served as Minister of Music and Education at First Baptist Church for 10 years. He then moved to Branson, MO where he continued as a Bi-vocational Minister of Music. When his father became ill, he moved back to Clinton to assist his mother in taking care of him. He worked for the Clinton United Methodist Church for 8 years as their Associate Pastor. After 37 years of ministry, Don came on staff here at Consalus Funeral Home on May 17, 2010.
He married Brenda McDaniel of Decatur, IL, on August 19, 1972. Don and Brenda have one daughter, Jennifer Willett (Alan) and one granddaughter, Kolbe Jackson, all of Clinton. In his spare time, Don enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and family. Don is a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, where he plays tuba in the band. He is also the Worship Leader at the Windsor United Methodist Church, a member of the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club, the Rotary Club of Clinton and the Clinton Elk's Lodge. Don also served as a past City Councilman. He continues to serve on the Clinton TIF Commission. Occasionally, when time permits, you might find him working on projects around the house or maybe even playing a round of golf.
Derald was raised in North Kansas City as a youth. Moved to Adrian Missouri in the early 80's. Graduated Adrian High School in 1986. Served 4 years in US Navy. I returned to the area and began working as a Police Officer in Butler Missouri in 1990. I worked part time for Underwood Steinbeck Funeral Home as a Funeral Assistant. I have assisted in that position over the years. Worked for the Savannah Police Department as the Chief of Police for 8 years. I have been assisting here at Consalus since December of 2018. Hired on full time in April of 2019. I am here to assist you and your family with your funeral needs. Believe in caring and compassionate service, and will treat you as I wish to be treated in my time of need.