Patricia Ann Plaster, 69, of Wasola, Mo., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. 

She was born Tuesday, May 19, 1953, in Weathers, to Ira Randolph and Lillie Rose Fields Eaton.

Pat was a trailblazer in many regards. She joined the Army when women were first allowed to complete basic training, but later settled on a career in banking, and served as a commercial loan officer at a time when there were few women in the field. She was employed by several banks in Arkansas and Texas. During her 40-year banking career, she worked with many people, and many of her customers and co-workers became lifelong friends. 

Pat adopted her daughter, Lillie, from China, and raised her as a single mother. Of all the things Pat did in her life, she found the most joy in her role as mother to Lillie and grandmother to Presley. After she retired, Pat married Glen Plaster of Wasola, Mo., and moved to his ranch where she lived happily until her death. Pat loved traveling, gardening, DIY projects, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Presley. She was a longtime member of the Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville, Ark. Pat was an amazing woman who loved to “take a different route,” whether it was in life or adventure.

Pat was preceded in death by four brothers, Rayburn Eaton, Arvis Eaton, Gary Eaton, and Roy Dale Eaton; and one sister, Nell Sloan. 

She is survived by her husband, Glenn Plaster of Wasola, Mo.; one daughter, Lillie Grace Eaton Johnston (Dakota Johnston); and one granddaughter, Presley Ann Johnston. Pat is also survived by one brother, Winfred Eaton of Wesley; and six sisters, Joyce Bunch (Joel) of Fayetteville, Sharon Carter of Huntsville, Norma Marshall (Ed) of Wesley, Janice Torbett of Fayetteville, Linda Baxter (Dale) of Sargent, Texas, and Sandra Bowman (Darle) of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Amber Gassman.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home. Rex Eaton officiated. 

Pallbearers were her nephews, Craig Hysell, Jack Torbett, Brett Torbett, Ryan Lawson, Ransom Eaton, Andrew Brink and Vince Gassman. 

Honorary pallbearers were be Darle Baxter, Darle Bowman, Joel Bunch, Ed Marshall and Dakota Johnston. 

Interment immediately followed services at Bohannan Mountain Cemetery. 

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.