Lillian Catherine Eslick, 84, of Pleasant Hill, was born, January 10, 1934, in Aullville, Missouri, the daughter of William H. and Lucy C. (Peel) Howe. She departed this life, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Bothwell Regional Hospital, Sedalia.
Lillian attended the Prairie View School in Green Ridge, Missouri.
On March 30, 1956, she was united in marriage to Clifford Vernon Eslick in Aullville. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2010.
Lillian was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Raymond Eslick; one daughter, Della (Schatz) Hircock; four brothers, Earl Howe, James Howe, Mike Howe, and William Howe; and six sisters, Nellie Frerking, Dixie Lucille Goodall, Fairy Goodall, Leona Maye, Mary Johnson, and Daisy Schlobohm.
She is survived by two sons, William (and Donna) Schatz of Milford, Utah, and Clifford (and Darlene) Eslick, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Catherine (and Daniel) Schotte of St. Charles, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Lillian was employed as a process checker for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. She retired in 1984, after 20 years of employment. She was also a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and was an avid reader, sometimes reading two to three books daily. Most important to Lillian though was spending time with her family.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2018, at the funeral home. Pastor Todd MacLean of the Big Creek Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Canton Elliott, Chris Elliott, Clint Eslick, Derek Eslick, Doug Eslick, Justin Eslick, Allison Schotte, and Brian Schotte.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Big Creek Baptist Church
P.O. Box 395, Pleasant Hill MO 64080