Esther E. Hoover, age 80 of Batesville, died Monday, March 25, 2019, in Naples, Florida.
Born April 18, 1938, in Batesville, she is the daughter of Myrtle (nee Riedeman) and Noel Ertel.
She married Don Hoover June 27, 1956, at St. Louis Church. After high school she worked for 10 years in the office of Margaret Mary Hospital, 10 years for Dr. Bill Freeland and 23 years with the Batesville State Bank as assistant cashier before retiring.
Esther and Don loved to travel. Members of an air travel club, they looked forward to trips with family and friends.
They also enjoyed RV camping, resort vacations and cruises. In their travels, they've visited all 50 states, the Canadian provinces, several Caribbean and Atlantic islands, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Belize, Iceland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Panama and Costa Rica. After retiring, they've spent the last 20 years as "snowbirds," wintering in Florida.
Esther is survived by her husband Don; sister Margaret Ertel of Indianapolis; brother George Ertel of Penntown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Marilyn Peetz and Edith Steinkamp. Esther is now enjoying a reunion in Heaven with other family and friends and is patiently awaiting our arrival.
Visitation is Tuesday, April 2, from 4-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 401 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published on April 1, 2019