UTICA — A funeral service for Raymond P. Eshelman, 92, of Utica, will be held Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Alan Pratt officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Raymond died Nov. 16, 2010, at Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon. He was born April 17, 1918, in Licking County to the late Homer and Nora (Crawford) Eshelman. Raymond was a member of Morgan Grange, Utica Senior Citizens and Johnstown Community Sportsman Club. He was a bus driver for North Fork Schools for many years.
He is survived by his nephew and wife, James “Ed” and Dorothy Eshelman of Utica; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Robert) Smith of Heath and Virginia Stump of Canton; many other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma R. (Buchanan) Eshelman, who passed away Sept. 18, 2006; and sisters, Monna Moats and Marie Knisley.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Visit www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family.