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Patricia “Pat” Ann Eschbaugh

Birth Date: March 19, 1933
Death Date: February 22, 2017

Patricia “Pat” Ann Eschbaugh, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Mason Point in Sullivan.

Pat was born March 19, 1933, in Decatur, to Leslie Irving and Harriet Dorcas (Bowden) Bentley. She married Charles Edward Eschbaugh on June 5, 1949 in Decatur. He passed away January 8, 2008. Pat was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter #1325 in Shelbyville. She loved having all her family and friends over for dinner and not one person ever left hungry. She also enjoyed playing games and spending quality time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her six children, Dave Eschbaugh of Shelbyville, Randy (Debbie) Eschbaugh of Lafayette, IN, Scott Eschbaugh of Shelbyville, Susan (Rich) Johnson of Shelbyville, Jill (Jim) Milligan of Shelbyville and Amy (Doug) Stremming of Strasburg; 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 3 on the way; one step- great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; one son, Rickey Eschbaugh; two brothers, Leslie and Everett Bentley.

The family would like to give special thanks to her granddaughters, Mindy, Marisa, Jamie, and the caregivers at Mason Point for their compassion and loving care.

A celebration of life memorial for Pat Eschbaugh will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Knights building, Mason Point in Sullivan. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Mason Point Activity Fund 1 Masonic Way, Sullivan, IL 61951.

The family of Patricia Ann Eschbaugh is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. What a wonderful woman, mother, and friend. I have known her since I graduated from high school and started college. When I had my son Sean she babysat him on and off when his grandmother Vera was busy. She loved him like he was her own child. Her family became like our family. We became close and I cherished all the times our paths crossed over the years. Then later in life my nieces were friends of her granddaughters so the cycle of life continues. Wonderful wonderful woman shared her life pieces with me. Always think of her smile, her hugs, her warm kisses and her friendship. Cherish her, her husband, her children…now her grandchildren … And now the next generation … Her great grandchildren. Thank you Pat. Oh, I forgot the bowling times too! :bowling:

    Love and hugs to everyone at this time of loss…just continue to share all those memories….it helps when you get this tug of loss at your heart:heart:

    Love, Wanda Stewardson Brooks

  2. So sorry to hear this. Have known Pat for most of my life. We were old bowling buddies. My deepest sympathies to Scott, Susan,Jill and all the family.

  3. Pat was funny, caring, and loved her kids and grandchildren. I knew her thru her kids. She always had a smile when you see her. She will be missed.

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