Helen Eshem , 89, of Sciotoville, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Bermuda Village Healthcare Center in Advance, NC. Born on August 28, 1924 in Scioto County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Ray Sturgill, Dovie Curtis Sturgill Howard and Stephen Howard.
Helen was a member of the Minford United Methodist Church and the Joseph Spencer Chapter of D.A.R., and was owner/operator of the former Eshem’s Grocery in Rigrish Addition. She worked many years at the former Millhuff’s Grocery.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Herman R. Eshem, a son, Tommy Richard Eshem, three brothers, Fred Sturgill, Roy Sturgill and Gideon Howard, and five sisters, Opal Suter, Marie Neu, Agnes Smith, Creola Mustard, and Alma Wright.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Bill) Haney of Advance, NC, three sisters, Janice Conley of Inverness, FL, Genoa McFadden of Flint, MI, and Jean Varner of Amhurst, two grandchildren, Tyler (Shazana) Haney and Sara (John) Shields, two great-granddaughters, Andira and Inara Haney and soon to be great-grandson, Asher Shields. A commital service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bennett Cemetery in Minford with Pastor Tim Bennett officiating. 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.