Grace Kiser Eshleman

Grace Kiser Eshleman, 91, of Keysville, GA, entered into rest on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her daughter’s home where she had lived in the declining years of her life.  She was born on January 16, 1920 near Harrisonburg, VA to the late Jacob and Sallie Kiser.  She was a member of the Hephzibah Mennonite Church, Hephzibah, Georgia.

On December 24, 1941, she married James Eshleman, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2007.  Also preceding her were a son, Verlin; a great-granddaughter, Natalia Grace Myers; 3 sisters, Ruby Swope, Della Benner, and Josie Layman; and 5 brothers, Marvin, Carl, Oren, Oliver, and Alvin Kiser.

Surviving her are 4 sons: Gerald (Lauretta) of Hephzibah, GA, Jay of Woodstock, VA (Esther, Stuarts Draft, VA), Neal (Lorraine) of Richland, PA, and Elvin (Cheryl) of Monticello, GA; one daughter, Bonita Myers (Tim) of Waynesboro, GA; 27 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Grace was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, gardening, and flowers.  Her children remember her as a dedicated mother who was happy to work quietly behind the scenes.

The family will receive friends at the Hephzibah Mennonite Church on Tuesday, June 28, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at the Hephzibah Mennonite Church on Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 AM with pastors Earl Barnhart, Edgar Strite, and Howard Brubaker officiating.  Pallbearers will be grandsons.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to South Atlantic Mennonite Missions Committee; Treasurer Burton Heatwole, 137 Rosier RD, Waynesboro, GA 30830

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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2 responses to “Grace Kiser Eshleman”

  1. Bonita, Tim and all family members;
    Our sympathy goes out to each of you during this time of mourning for Miss Grace as we called her affectionately. We pray that GOD will turn all grief into joy because SHE is with the LORD forever!

    Billy and Gail Tootle

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