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Irene Callis Eskew

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Callis Eskew will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 26, 2018, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. David Hesson officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Thursday 3–7 PM and Friday after 12 Noon at Ligon & Bobo.

Mrs. Eskew, age 100 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Quality Care.

Born June 18, 1917, in Wilson County, she is the daughter of the late Charlie Leeman Callis and Elizabeth York Callis. She was a 1936 graduate of Lebanon High School and received her Bachelors’ Degree from Cumberland University in 1940.  A teacher, she taught math at Lebanon High School for twenty five years.  She was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tolbert Eskew and a brother, Leslie Callis.

She is survived by: three sons, Donald (J. Lain) Eskew, David (Anne Dickie) Eskew, and Douglas (Sharon) Eskew; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe Leonard) Eskew, John (Annette) Eskew, Laura Eskew, and Benjamin (Shanda) Eskew; and four great grandchildren, Sarah Eskew, Emery Eskew, Jack York Leonard, and Melaina Eskew.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Sue Coble says:
    Will be praying for you and the family.
  2. Annabelle Robinson says:
    Sending my deepest sympathy. Irene was very helpful to me when I started teaching. I enjoyed working with her for many years.
  3. Renee Williams Mathis says:
    Mrs. Eskew was such an inspiration and instilled her love for math in me! I never dreamed that I would one day be teaching high school math myself after my 17-year career in IT. I attribute much of my ability to recall what I was taught after all that time to my amazing LHS math teachers from 1978-1982 including Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Robinson, and Miss Allen as well as Mrs. Eskew. My condolences to her family.