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Luella M. Eshbaugh

Luella passed away, Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born May 9, 1939 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, to William and Kathryn (Martin) Guthrie. Luella enjoyed taking care of her home and children. She was a great cook and a mom to all of her children’s friends. In her free time she enjoyed driving around with her girlfriends, reading and playing bingo.

Surviving are her children, Brad (Julie) Eshbaugh of Otsego, Cindy Castaneda of Otsego and Linda (Bill) Henderson of Vicksburg; 6 grandchildren, Kevin Slater, Andrew Eshbaugh, Miguel, Manuel and Marcos Castaneda and JD Henderson; 5 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Matt Eshbaugh; son-in-law, David Castaneda and siblings, Norman “Pudge” Guthrie and Phyllis Guthrie.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Luella may be made to the

Alzheimer’s Association


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Penny & Paul Sugas & family

November 7, 2022 at 11:19 pm

Sending my love, hugs, and sincerest condolences to Luella’s family. She was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever been blessed to have known. I treasure so many great memories with “mum” and will never forget her love and laughter. She will be greatly missed.


Jerry R. Malone

November 8, 2022 at 11:35 am

Brad: So sorry to read of the passing of y our precious Mother. Jerri and I offer our condolences at this time. Love and prayers, my friend. Jerry and Jerri Malone, Grand Haven, Michigan


Mary Brown

November 8, 2022 at 6:55 pm

Cindy and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.


Donald Eshbaugh

November 8, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Sorry cousins for your lose, I didn’t know my mother but aunt Luella stepped up to the plate many times in my life. She was a awesome individual and will be missed but never forgotten. Love ya all and hope to see you soon.


Connie M Bellgraph

November 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm

Sorry to hear about your mom. I’m sending you hugs & prayers to you all.


Connie M. Bellgraph


Pamela Owens, CSJ

November 9, 2022 at 4:11 pm

Brad, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Regardless of health situations, it is so difficult to lose a mom. You are in all of our prayers, Brad.


The Sisters of St. Joseph at Nazareth


Cindy Marie Patterson

November 10, 2022 at 6:23 pm

Brad&Julie, Cindy and Linda

My thoughts are with you all as you morn the loss of your mom. Luella was a wonderful woman and such a kind soul.

Cindy Patterson


Heather Eshbaugh

November 10, 2022 at 6:31 pm

Oh my gosh!! I just heard the news! I’m so sorry! I loved Luella so much! She passed on Raynes birthday. So I will never forget. I love you all so much! Call me if you want! I’m sure she’s up there with Matt and Tootie.


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