Photo of Betty J Eshelman

Betty J Eshelman

06/13/1923 - 05/20/2006


Betty J. Eshelman, 82, of Kewanee, Il. died at 6:46 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Kewanee Hospital. She was born June 13, 1923 in Kewanee, Il. the daughter of Walter and Allie (Petty) Miller. She graduated from Kewanee High School.

She married Richard Eshelman January 29, 1950 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1999. Two brothers Walter and Doral Miller and three sisters Ruth Williams, Helen Sornberger and Mabel Endres also preceded her in death.

Surviving is a daughter Beckie Knowles of Forsyth, Il. and a son Michael (JoEllen) Eshelman of Galesburg, Il., seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She owned and operated Eshleman’s Tailor Shop in Kewanee until her retirement in 1995. Betty was a member of the Kewanee Assembly of God Church and served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Women’s Aglow Fellowship. Her door was always open to visiting missionaries and guest speakers.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Rev. David Wineinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to her church.

The photo is from 1992.

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