Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Travis & Shanna Toews and Family Funeral Director / Owner

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Travis is a third generation funeral director born on November 29, 1976 to Leroy & Sharon Toews in Baker, MT.  His maternal grandfather was the founding funeral director in the small town of Baker.  With his dad marrying into a family of funeral service, the opportunity came for him to learn about funeral work and he eventually became a licensed funeral director.  In 1986, the family left Montana to purchase a funeral home in British Columbia, Canada.  Travis grew up assisting his dad in many facets of the business and hence developed a passion for funeral service at that time.  Upon his high school graduation in 1995, Travis returned to the States to attend college in Nampa, ID where he received his bachelor degree in Business Administration.  After serving his funeral service apprenticeship there, he attended Mount Hood Community College in Portland, OR where he completed his Mortuary Science degree.  Upon graduation in 2001, Travis returned to Baker where he managed the funeral home there for the next 3 years.  It was during this time he met his wife, Shanna in Dickinson, ND. 

 

Shanna was born August 19, 1978 to Tim and Del Rae Privratsky.  She lived most of her life in Dickinson and attended college locally at Dickinson State University where she majored in Business Admin and Spanish.  Shanna loves the culinary arts and especially loves to make yummy desserts!  She keeps super busy at home raising their brood of kiddos.

 

Travis and Shanna were married in June of 2003 and mid-way thru the following year they purchased Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service in western Montana near Glacier National Park.  In 2007, they sold the funeral home and made their way back to Dickinson.  At about this time they began to start their family, Alex (2007), Jared (2009), Annie (2012) and Jace (2015) while Travis was introduced to some other business opportunities.  However, he still maintained a strong passion to return to funeral service.  In 2013, Travis had the chance to return to work at a local funeral home here in Dickinson where he was employed until the summer of 2016.   

 

It has always been a lifelong dream to own and operate a family run funeral home especially in a community like Sullivan and the surrounding areas.  Travis’ parents, Leroy and Sharon Toews will be joining us each fall for part of the year to assist at the funeral home.  Faith and family are of utmost importance to the Toews family and they are extremely honored and privileged to continue the level of service and care to the communities that the Eaton family has provided these past generations.  

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Leroy & Sharon Toews

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Cindra Williams Funeral Director/Embalmer

Cindra Williams has been a Missouri licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with the Eaton Funeral Home since June 1992 and is also National Board Certified. She is involved in all aspects of funeral services including prearrangement counseling, at-need arrangement counseling, embalming and restorative art as well as lending her expertise in conducting funeral services. Cindra is a 1978 graduate of Sullivan High School, a 1992 graduate of Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, where she received her Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science. She is also a certified eye enucleator with Mid-America Transplant, Inc. She is a member of First Assembly of God in Sullivan and is a board member of Life Care Center in Sullivan.

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Harve & Sharon Doyle

Harve joined the Eaton Funeral Home staff in October 2011 as a Funeral Director Assistant.  Harve is a life-long resident of Sullivan and a 1967 graduate of Sullivan High School.  After serving his country honorably in the U. S. Air Force, he and wife Sharon moved back to Sullivan to raise their two children. In 1983, they opened Drapes & Things, a custom window treatment business, which they owned and operated up until the fall of 2016. Harve is a deacon and devoted member of Temple Baptist Church and serves on numerous committees as well as volunteer roles in his church and the Sullivan community.

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Glen & Debbie Carter

Glen Carter is one of the newest members of the Eaton Funeral Home staff, beginning as a Funeral Director Assistant in July 2014. Glen is a 1970 graduate of Sullivan High School and a 1976 graduate of East Central College. After serving in the United States Air Force for two years, Glen and his wife Debbie returned to Sullivan.

Glen has been involved in the gospel music ministry for over 30 years, traveling throughout the Midwest performing at churches, theatres, and high school auditoriums. Glen is currently on the board of directors of the Mid-America Gospel Music Association. He is also chairman and founder of the local charity "Whatever It Takes". Glen and his wife Debbie are loyal members of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan where he sings in the church choir.

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Sherri Burch

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Donna Garner

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Larry Garrison

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Mike Whittymore

Travis & Shanna Toews and Family

Funeral Director / Owner
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Travis is a third generation funeral director born on November 29, 1976 to Leroy & Sharon Toews in Baker, MT.  His maternal grandfather was the founding funeral director in the small town of Baker.  With his dad marrying into a family of funeral service, the opportunity came for him to learn about funeral work and he eventually became a licensed funeral director.  In 1986, the family left Montana to purchase a funeral home in British Columbia, Canada.  Travis grew up assisting his dad in many facets of the business and hence developed a passion for funeral service at that time.  Upon his high school graduation in 1995, Travis returned to the States to attend college in Nampa, ID where he received his bachelor degree in Business Administration.  After serving his funeral service apprenticeship there, he attended Mount Hood Community College in Portland, OR where he completed his Mortuary Science degree.  Upon graduation in 2001, Travis returned to Baker where he managed the funeral home there for the next 3 years.  It was during this time he met his wife, Shanna in Dickinson, ND. 

 

Shanna was born August 19, 1978 to Tim and Del Rae Privratsky.  She lived most of her life in Dickinson and attended college locally at Dickinson State University where she majored in Business Admin and Spanish.  Shanna loves the culinary arts and especially loves to make yummy desserts!  She keeps super busy at home raising their brood of kiddos.

 

Travis and Shanna were married in June of 2003 and mid-way thru the following year they purchased Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service in western Montana near Glacier National Park.  In 2007, they sold the funeral home and made their way back to Dickinson.  At about this time they began to start their family, Alex (2007), Jared (2009), Annie (2012) and Jace (2015) while Travis was introduced to some other business opportunities.  However, he still maintained a strong passion to return to funeral service.  In 2013, Travis had the chance to return to work at a local funeral home here in Dickinson where he was employed until the summer of 2016.   

 

It has always been a lifelong dream to own and operate a family run funeral home especially in a community like Sullivan and the surrounding areas.  Travis’ parents, Leroy and Sharon Toews will be joining us each fall for part of the year to assist at the funeral home.  Faith and family are of utmost importance to the Toews family and they are extremely honored and privileged to continue the level of service and care to the communities that the Eaton family has provided these past generations.  

Leroy & Sharon Toews

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Cindra Williams

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Cindra Williams has been a Missouri licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with the Eaton Funeral Home since June 1992 and is also National Board Certified. She is involved in all aspects of funeral services including prearrangement counseling, at-need arrangement counseling, embalming and restorative art as well as lending her expertise in conducting funeral services. Cindra is a 1978 graduate of Sullivan High School, a 1992 graduate of Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, where she received her Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science. She is also a certified eye enucleator with Mid-America Transplant, Inc. She is a member of First Assembly of God in Sullivan and is a board member of Life Care Center in Sullivan.

Harve & Sharon Doyle

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Harve joined the Eaton Funeral Home staff in October 2011 as a Funeral Director Assistant.  Harve is a life-long resident of Sullivan and a 1967 graduate of Sullivan High School.  After serving his country honorably in the U. S. Air Force, he and wife Sharon moved back to Sullivan to raise their two children. In 1983, they opened Drapes & Things, a custom window treatment business, which they owned and operated up until the fall of 2016. Harve is a deacon and devoted member of Temple Baptist Church and serves on numerous committees as well as volunteer roles in his church and the Sullivan community.

Glen & Debbie Carter

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Glen Carter is one of the newest members of the Eaton Funeral Home staff, beginning as a Funeral Director Assistant in July 2014. Glen is a 1970 graduate of Sullivan High School and a 1976 graduate of East Central College. After serving in the United States Air Force for two years, Glen and his wife Debbie returned to Sullivan.

Glen has been involved in the gospel music ministry for over 30 years, traveling throughout the Midwest performing at churches, theatres, and high school auditoriums. Glen is currently on the board of directors of the Mid-America Gospel Music Association. He is also chairman and founder of the local charity "Whatever It Takes". Glen and his wife Debbie are loyal members of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan where he sings in the church choir.

Sherri Burch

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Donna Garner

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Larry Garrison

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Mike Whittymore

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