Eva L. Eskew, the daughter of the late William Albert and Edith Edna Moore Martin, was born near Bloomfield on Feb. 1 , 1913, and passed away at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter on Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 90.
Mrs. Eskew lived all of her life in the Dexter area. She attended the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church and was a Gold Star Mother.
On Jan. 16, 1932, she was married to Curtis L. Eskew in Bloomfield. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1996.
Surviving are two sons: Dale Jean Eskew of Dexter and Larry Dwayne Eskew of Jackson; four daughters: Helen Delois Gales and Vera Pauline Griffey of Dexter, Reta Mardell De Priest of Kennett and JoAnn Pettibone of Overland; eighteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one brother: Emory Martin; one sister: Wanda Ross; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, with the Rev. Dean Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.