Reathel June Eskins

June 24, 1931 ‒ August 31, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Reathel June Eskins, age 90 of Marion, passed away Tuesday August 31, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.

Reathel was born June 24, 1931 in Edwight, WV, the daughter of Howard and Pauline (Bailey) Williams.

On October 7, 1953, Reathel was united in marriage to Estel Lee Eskins in Whitesville, WV. Reathel was a devoted wife, mother and took pride in her role as homemaker. Reathel had the heart of a servant and delighted in caring for others. Filling her home with family gathered around the table gave her great joy as she served full course dinners. Her vegetable gardens were bountiful and her flowers were a bright and cheerful for all to enjoy. She beamed with pride for her grandchildren and most recently became a great-grandmother. Her faith guided her through life and she always enjoyed worshiping with friends at church.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy (Keith) Irey; grandchildren: Kristian Irey and Kaleb (Emilee) Irey; great grandchild: Ezri Estel Lee Irey; also surviving are a half-sister, nieces and nephews.

Reathel is preceded in death by her parents; husband Estel Lee Eskins; and brother Archie Troy Williams.

Visitation will be Friday, September 3, 2021 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL, 347 West Center St., Marion from 5PM to 7PM; Funeral service will follow at 7PM with Pastor Keith Irey officiating; friends are welcome to join the family for burial Saturday at 10AM in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to Genesis Church, 921 Woodrow Ave, Marion.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Eskins family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


  • Leviticus 19:31; Isaiah 8:19). As much as it hurts to lose loved ones and not hear their voice, we can rest assured if they had a saving faith, we will see them again. (We will rejoice with her again – for we walk in faith and not sight!) Love to you, Kathy and your family during this time of sorrow!

  • Very sad to hear this, tho I know she has moved on to a much brighter place. I met Reathel in 1989, I will remember her sincere dedication, loyalty & compassion for her family above all I will remember her smile. Heaven has gained another Angel.
    Sending much love & many prayers to the Irey Family during this time.

  • Reathel and Estel helped practically raise me when I was little. I remember Reathel getting me hooked on The Young and The Restless. Great woman, so caring and gentle and she taught me a lot. I don’t remember at what age I stopped going to her for her to baby sit me, but I have never forgotten her, Estel or Kathy. My heart and prayers are with her and her family. Rest high wonderful woman.

    • Heather, mom and I tried to find you over the years are you on face book? Where do you live? Is your mom doing ok? Linda and Tim?