August 17, 1931 - December 29, 2020
LoReece Eslinger was born August 17, 1931 and went home to heaven on December 29, 2020. She was born in Tulsa, raised a family in Stillwater, and spent retirement years in Sand Springs. She attended Bethany Peniel College (now Southern Nazarene University). LoReece was preceded in death by her parents Calvin and Lois Crawford. She is survived by her loving husband Norman of sixty-six years who was her faithful caregiver for five years of her final illness; sister Nancy Rutledge of Edmond; children David Eslinger and his wife, Cheryl of Collinsville and Janna Eslinger of Owasso; two grandchildren Byron Eslinger and his wife, Katey and Bryce Eslinger and his wife, Rebeka; two great-grandchildren Adriana and Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. LoReece was an accomplished organist and pianist and faithfully served in these capacities for nearly fifty years in the churches where she attended. As the pianist of the West Tulsa Nazarene Church in the early 1950’s she caught the eye of Norman who was visiting a service and they were later married in 1954. Soon after her marriage she spent two-years in Panama where Norman was serving in the United States military. She loved to travel and enjoyed numerous vacations to sites throughout the United States. Mom’s highest aspiration was to be a Christ-honoring Home-Maker and this she resoundingly accomplished. Yes, her house was always spotless, the meals hearty and healthy – but more importantly her home was a place of peace and harmony surrounded by her love and prayers. The last several years of her life were severely impacted by the ravages of Lewy Body dementia. Throughout this long battle she was consistently uncomplaining, gracious, and kind. Her routine comment to a new health issue was “I have so much to be thankful for!” When CoVid prevented in-person visits she usually called Norman twenty or more times a day – often saying, “I just wanted to hear your voice.” Frequently in these last difficult years she would say, “I just want to go Home”. Now she has safely arrived. She is in that place of health and reunion, the place where her Lord is the light – now our dear Wife, Mom, Sister, Grandma, and Grammy is finally and forever Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 10 from 1 pm - 5 pm at Floral Haven Funeral Home. Memorial Services pending.
LoReece Eslinger was born August 17, 1931 and went home to heaven on December 29, 2020. She was born in Tulsa, raised a family in Stillwater, and spent retirement years in Sand Springs. She attended Bethany Peniel College (now Southern Nazarene... View Obituary & Service Information
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