Ella Mae Eschelbach died July 30, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Lamont, Kentucky. Her family moved to Jackson, Michigan. Ella Mae is survived by her husband, Norman Dean Eschelbach whom she married on June 9, 1945. They raised their family on the farm in Grass Lake. Ella Mae had four children; Carol Ann Lewis, Kay Marie Eschelbach, Janice Mae Chronister and Gary Dean Eschelbach. Grandchildren include, Brandy Chronister Spas, Ryan Lewis, Dana Lewis, Emory Eschelbach and Evan Eschelbach. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Riley and Claire Spas and Matthew Lewis. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Marvin Champney and numerous nieces and nephews. Dean and her children want to express their appreciation to the staff at Ganton's Countryside Care Center for providing excellent care during Ella Mae's years as a resident. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Grass Lake United Methodist Church. Her family wishes that in lieu of flowers, she would want donations made to the Grass Lake United Methodist Church at which she was a lifelong member. Please sign Ella Mae's guest book at sherwoodfh.com.