Martha "Jane" Presnell-Eshleman, of Columbia, widow of Edwin "Ed" Eshleman, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. Jane was born on September 7, 1947 in Monroe, NC and was a daughter of the late Elvin "Pony" Presnell and Frieda Allen Presnell. She was a member of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church and had retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC.
Survivors include two nieces, Christina Presnell Burke of Sierra Vista, Az., Sharon Presnell MacAllister and husband, Sid, of McKinney, Tx., and great nieces, Vanessa Ramirez and Sydnie MacAllister of McKinney, Tx. and; great nephew, Austin Burke; sister-in-law, Roxanne Newton of Sierra Vista, Az.; brother-in-law, Lee Eshleman (Josie) of Harrisburg, Pa. ; cousins, Bob Smith of Simpsonville, SC, and The Rev. Roy Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; aunt, Louise Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; special dear friends, Maggie Branham, Sheila and Joseph Herndon Jr., Jimmy and Kay Sellers, and David, Sarah, and Chase Sellers, Debra Caldwell and Candace Hanna. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Harmon and Janie Allen, James and Martha Presnell; and her brother, Jim Presnell.
Her funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, September 4, 2011, at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, SC. Officiating will be The Rev. Angela Ryan Jennings, The Rev. Dr. Garry W. White, and The Rev. Roy A. Smith. Burial will follow at 5 o'clock at First Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland, SC. The family has suggested memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Rd., Columbia, SC 29201; or The American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210. Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, is assisting the family.