Janet A. Eshelman

Janet A. Eshelman, 84, of Quarryville, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on May 10, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Known as Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was devoted to serving and worshipping the Lord.

Janet was born in Lancaster to Harry and Mary Elizabeth Keene on January 21, 1935.  She graduated from Quarryville High School in 1952, and married Barry Eshelman. 

Recognized as Teacher of the Year during her career, she taught for many years at Elkton Christian School and Sunday School at Baptist Bible Church, and is beloved by countless students whose lives were positively touched by her inspiration. With a heart for music, she sang in a trio and played piano.  

In addition to her spouse, Barry Eshelman of Rising Sun, MD, she is survived by her sister, Paulyne Long of Quarryville and sons Rocky and his wife Shelby of Strasburg and Scott and his wife Janice of Rising Sun. She will be dearly missed by her eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. 

Condolence Messages

  1. Prayers of comfort and peace to the Eshelman Family Janet Eshelman will be greatly missed such a sweet kind loving Lady. Our loss is Heavens gain She’ walking and talking with her Savior who she loved very much.

  2. Frances McLanahan

    Prayers are with the family. Janet was a special friend. I was blessed to teach with her and to have her teach some of my children.

  3. Cathy Annette Peiffer

    I am going to miss Janet Eshelman very much. She was a Godly Christian lady who love the Lord with all her heart. She is going to be miss a lot by her family and all her friends also. Just remember that someday we will see her again in Heaven with Jesus and all his Angels.

  4. She was a great influence on my life growing up at Baptist Bible! I know you will miss her dearly but she is rejoicing!

  5. So sorry for you all. Nana was a great person with a huge heart. I am not part of the family but she always treated me like family. I was very blessed to have someone like Nana in my life. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  6. Janet was a special friend of my mom’s. They did many things together. Now they can reminisce if that’s what people do in heaven. I wonder if we’ll think about earth at all. Praying for Rocky and Scott and their families.

  7. I’m sorry for your loss Rocky ,, losing a love one can be very hard ,,, but know she is with God and looking down on you ,, and saying all is great in the kingdom of God,, love you think of you often ,,
    Dawn Holcomb

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