In Memory of

William E. "Bill" Eskridge

Full Name: William E. Eskridge
Date of Birth: January 19, 1929
Date of Death: June 7, 2018
June 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
June 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - Lewistown United Methodist Church

Lewistown- William E. “Bill” Eskridge, 89, of Lewistown passed away at 10:55 PM Thursday June 7, 2018 at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born January 19, 1929 at Lewistown the son of Lawrence E. and Mary (Grigsby) Eskridge. He married Shirley Bowman on March 22, 1953 at Canton. She survives. Also surviving are two children, Larry Eskridge of Canton, and Shirley Jayne (Greg) Davis of Quincy, a granddaughter, Jayme Marie (Alex Adams) Davis of Quincy, one brother, Clyde E. Eskridge of Canton, brother-in-law & sister-in- law, Harold and Beverly Camp of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was a farmer and had also worked for twenty years at International Harvester in Canton until the plant closed. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 including 18 months in Korea. He was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church. Bill was a 50 year member and past master of the Lewistown Lodge 104, the Peoria Valley Scottish Rite, a 50 year member and Past Patron of the Ipava Order of Eastern Star, Lewistown American Legion Bishop Post 1, Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and the Grumpy Retired Old Men’s coffee group. Bill was an avid Cardinal fan. Bill enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball, coffee with the guys, nature shows, the family getting together, cooking on the grill and especially his granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday at the Lewistown United Methodist Church with Reverend Shane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with military services conducted by the Lewistown VFW and the Lewistown American Legion. Visitation will be held from 3-5 PM Sunday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with a masonic service at 5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown United Methodist Church or the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

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From: Vivian HughesJun 9 2018 3:26PM
Shirley and family,
I want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying that you find comfort in the days ahead.
I always enjoyed phone visits with you and Bill through the years. You wil continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Jonelle (May) SchaubleJun 9 2018 11:12PM
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
From: Linda WoodsJun 10 2018 3:35PM
My prayers and condolences are sent to Shirley, Larry and the entire family.
From: Lorenda SpilkerJun 10 2018 11:21PM
Our deepest sympathy to Bill's family. Great man and friend. U all are in our thoughts and prayers. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker.
From: Jane WilliamsJun 11 2018 9:52AM
So sorry to hear this.  My thoughts and prayers to Shirley and the family.
From: Roxanna Kauzlarich KueblerJun 11 2018 10:46AM
Shirley Jayne, Larry, and family
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.  
From: Sheryl HardestyJun 11 2018 12:22PM
Thinking & praying for your family at this time. So sorry to hear.
Sheryl Krasnow Hardesty
From: Reba FordJun 11 2018 12:52PM
Shirley and family - you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
From: Janet MannJun 14 2018 9:09AM
Thoughts and prayers  


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