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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
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Jeane Eschenmann

Jeane R. Eschenmann (Rockwell)

Sunday, February 1st, 1925 - Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Jeane R. Eschenmann, 95, of Shippensburg departed this life on the evening of Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born in Shippensburg on February 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Luther M. and Sylvia M. (Sprecher) Rockwell. Jeane was a 1942 graduate of Shippensburg High School and also served as class secretary. She married Hayes R. Eschenmann on March 30, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2003.

Jeane was a homemaker throughout her life and also dealt in antiques for over twenty years. She was always very civic minded and as such held memberships in many different civic organizations. Over the years, Jeane was a member of the Kittochtinny Historical Society, Conococheague Institute, and Pennsylvania Federation of Women. She served as a past president of the Shippensburg Civic Club and Junior Civic Club and was a past president and life member of the Shippensburg Historical Society.

Jeane was also very involved at Shippensburg University and was bestowed as an Honorary Alumna and served as past president of the former Century Club. For their dedication and service, she along with her late husband Hayes, were honored with the Shippensburg University/Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce Common Ground Award in 1993.

In her leisure time Jeane enjoyed reading and following Shippensburg University athletic teams – The Lady Raider Basketball and the Raider Football teams. There is a scholarship in honor of Jeane and Dick benefitting the S.U. Lady Raider Basketball Team.

She is survived by two sons, H. Richard Eschenmann II and wife Cynthia of Palmyra and K. Kurt Eschenmann and wife Phyllis of Blacksburg, VA; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jeane was preceded in death by her brother Merton Rockwell.

Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. There will be a public memorial service to be planned at a future date and time. Interment will occur in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Shippensburg University Foundation or the Jeane and Dick Eschenmann Lady Raiders Basketball Scholarship at 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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Connie Markley

Posted at 11:15am
Oh my goodness, I am so sorry for your whole family's loss. I have truly been enjoying the last few months talking with your mother at the grocery store and at the SU basketball games. I watched her as she greeted everyone and enjoyed their company. She was always so positive and was much loved by so many. And she had the best collection of colorful eyeglasses. What a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences.

Paul & Eunice Barner

Posted at 01:40pm
Jeane sent us one of those emails, asking for a one-word description of her. There was no hesitation: "spunky". What a great lady! We're going to miss her. - - Paul and Eunice Barner

Lynn McDevitt Kuhn and Mills Family

Posted at 08:36pm
I had the lovely chance to get to know Jeane from her affiliation and support of the ladies' basketball team. She was such a delight to have known. Jeane was such a loving, gracious and funny lady. I met her at my granddaughter's ( Lauren Mills) first basketball banquet last year. That was the beginning of a lovely relationship. I saw Jeane at most of the home games, and had the pleasure of her company during halftime visits to the snackbar. I feel so lucky that I got a chance to see her one more time at the last game. I asked her to wave at me when she returned to her seat and I would be waving back to her across the court. That was our last parting. I shall remember Jeane with fondness all the rest of my days. Our family was enriched by knowing such a very fine, loving and generous woman!!!! Love and prayers to her family and friends! xoxo

Theresa Hoover

Posted at 05:49pm
Jeane was a dear friend to me. Her spirit and independence inspired me. I will miss our visits, dinners and phone conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Barb Thompson

Posted at 05:15pm
Jeane was a delight and surely one of Shippensburg's outstanding citizens!

Sharon Raubenstine Posted at 03:37pm

She was a good friend with my mother. I remember her as a very nice lady.

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