SCIOTOVILLE-Herman R. Eshem, 89, of Sciotoville, died Monday, September 16, 2013, in Winston-Salem, NC. Born on December 26, 1923 in Scioto County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Eshem, Ethel Howard Eshem and Mildred Hanes Eshem. Herman was a member of the Minford United Methodist Church and the Sciotoville V.F.W. Post, was a former Harrison Township Trustee and owner/operator of the former Eshem's Grocery in Rigrish Addition. He was married to Helen Sturgill Eshem, who survived him. Herman was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Tommy Richard Eshem, four brothers, William, Robert, John and Douglas Eshem, and four sisters, Delores Eshem, June Eshem, Nancy Eshem and Phyllis Newman.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Bill) Haney of Advance, NC, a brother, Raymond (Sylvia) Eshem of Sciotoville, a sister, Sharon Lee of Portsmouth, two grandchildren, Tyler (Shazana) Haney and Sara (John) Shields, two great-granddaughters, Andira and Inara Haney, and soon to be great-grandson, Asher Shields.
Military honors will be held at the convenience of the family at Bennett Cemetery in Minford by the James Irwin Post #622 and William A. Baker Post #363 of the American Legion. The family will receive friends at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.
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