Walther, Esther

Written by David Green.

Esther Walther, 82, of Fayette, Ohio, died at her home Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.

She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Delta, Ohio, to the late William and Millie (Wheeler) Mapes. She married William Walther on March 31, 1956, in Los Angeles, Calif., and he preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1989.

Esther graduated from Waldron High School in Waldron, Mich. She retired from Fayette Tubular Products in 1996, where she worked for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, baking and decorating cakes, and taking care of her granddaughter, Linnea.

Surviving Esther are her son, Patrick Walther of Bryan, Ohio; daughter, Tina Clark (and James Schutte) of Fayette; two brothers, Ralph (and Mary) Mapes of Reading, Mich., and Joseph (and Irene) Mapes of Hillsdale, Mich.; her granddaughter, Linnea Rae Clark; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn; two half-brothers; and four half-sisters.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Rev. Katherine Currier officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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