Mildred Arlene Eslinger, age 93, of Thomson, Illinois, died on Monday, July 2, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Thomson. A private graveside service will be held at Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mercy Hospice of Clinton, Iowa or the York Baptist Church, Thomson. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Arlene was born on March 20, 1924, the daughter of Lloyd and Marian (Holland) Smith in Savanna, Illinois. She attended Thomson High School and graduated with the Class of 1942. Arlene married Calvin Eslinger on January 1, 1943 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Calvin died on April 4, 1997 in Thomson.
Arlene worked for Agri-King Incorporated in Fulton, Illinois, until retiring in 1990. After retirement, Arlene served as the York Township Clerk for twenty years. She is currently serving as a trustee on the York Township Board. Arlene was a longtime member of the York Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, playing cards and golf. Most of all, Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Arlene will be dearly missed by one son, Dale (Diane) Eslinger of Minooka, Illinois; two daughters, Marla Hickey of Thomson and Kathy Griffy of Thomson; one daughter in-law, Joan Eslinger of Morris, Illinois; one sister, Geraldine Bealer of Thomson; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin; one son, Roger; one brother, Robert Smith; one infant brother; and two sons-in-law, Alan Hickey, and Floyd Griffy.
Published on July 3, 2017