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Esther Ann Bugg                  Send flowers
Services: Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Richwood Add to Google Calendar
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood Add to Google Calendar
Esther Ann BuggEasternStarEsther Ann Bugg, 97, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Memorial Gables in Marysville.

She was born February 19, 1923 in Columbus, the only child of Edwin Byron and Ina (Rogers) Burnside. She dearly loved and still owned the farm where she was raised. It is still being farmed today by her grandsons, who are the sixth generation in her family to farm it.

On November 14, 1945 she married Carl S. Bugg in Plain City and he died January 20, 1999.

Esther Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood. Though she was a stay at home mother while her children were young, later she worked for many years at the chiropractic offices in Richwood, having worked for Drs. Cowgill, Hockett, and Gray.

She was a 77-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she had been very active over the years, including serving as the star point, Esther. She belonged to Mt. Carmel Chapter 42 in Richwood until they joined Mary Chapter 9 in Marysville. She had also served as the organization’s Grand Representative to Georgia. She was also a member of the Fortnightly Club, Carpe Diem and the Red Hatters. She enjoyed crocheting, making many afghans for family and friends. Esther dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Michael) Brake of Richwood; a son, Roger (Terri) Bugg of Richwood; four grandchildren; Ryan (Ashley) Bugg, Scott (Shannon) Bugg, Mark (Jessica) Bugg and Michelle (Greg) Evans; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan, Hagen, Hudson, Quinn, Tucker, Reid, Elliot and Amelia.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Richwood with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 4:00 PM.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH 43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Janet Dysert
Richwood
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 12:51 PM

I always loved talking with Esther. She and Carl were my mother's neighbors in Richwood. And good neighbors they were. I am sad to hear this but think of the things she has lived to see 97 years. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.



#2 from: joe jerry sloop
 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Barb and Mike so very sorry to hear about Ester Ann. She was a awsome neighbor that i always throught of as my second Mom. She lived a wonderful life and will be dearly missed. I Blessed to no her.



#3 from: Robin Lenox
Richwood
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 4:27 PM

So sorry to hear of Esther passing. She lived a long life. Thinking of you all.



#4 from: Joan Wagner
 S Carolina
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:08 PM

My condolences to the family. May God wrap his loving arms around everyone. Praise God for her great grandchildren.
Togetherness through Christ.
Joan Elliott Wagner



#5 from: Connie Jordan Hill
Nolensville, Tn
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:21 PM

What a beautiful, kind woman.  Remember her many years ago when growing up in Richwood.  This is a difficult time for you her family.  Thinking of you.



#6 from: Beth Wood
Prospect,Oh.
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 5:38 PM

Barb and family,so sorry for your loss.She was a sweet lady and I know she will be missed.



#7 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:05 PM

With my sincere sympathy to Esther's family.  What a wonderful lady with her beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone!  Remember the many wonderful times spent together.



#8 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood Ohio
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:24 PM

We send our deepest condolences.
Esther Ann was a wonderful lady loved her family dearly.
We’re be praying for you all during this difficult time.
Sincerely Jeff and Pam



#9 from: Jan (Flach) Gentzler
Marysville
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 6:43 PM

I remember Esther from the chiropractor office but most the last few years at Memorial Gables.  She would visit with my mom (Donna Flach)  when they were there together.  She was always so sweet to me when we spoke. I was also worked for the Board of Elections and would set her up to vote.  She was a beautiful woman... love loved her.  My sympathies for the family



#10 from: Pat Krebehenne
Richwood
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:11 PM

Barb and the entire family.  Love and prayers to all of you.  Cherish all the great memories and know that she had a wonderful long life and is now at peace.  I know how much she cherished her family.  
Sincerely, Pat Krebehenne



#11 from: Diana Jordan
 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:18 PM

So sorry for your families loss. Thinking of you Roger and family and Barb and family. A difficult time to go through, my condolences.



#12 from: johna nibert
 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM

Barb Roger and families. So many memories with her and your family. You have my sympathy . Know she will be missed by all of you .
                 Johna Nibert




#13 from: Don & Peggy Hays
West Mansfield
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Sending our sincere sympathy and prayers in the loss of your mother.  



#14 from: Gary and Kathy Fields, and Helen Fields
Greentop, MO
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 7:44 PM

Our condolences to Roger and family. She was a sweet person.



#15 from: Peggy McNeal Hall
Marysville
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 9:19 PM

Esther Anne was one of the sweetest ladies. She was always a joy to visit when we were able. She will definitely be missed.



#16 from: Nick Taylor
Colorado Springs, CO
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 9:41 PM

Condolences to Barbara and the family.  Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.



#17 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E Ottawa Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 9:51 PM

My deepest sympathy to your family.



#18 from: Thomas & Linda Taylor
 
Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 11:57 PM

Barb, we are sorry for you in the passing of your mother. Try to remember who I am from Denison.  I worked with you for a few years.   It is always sad when our mothers pass.  You have our sympathy as well as to your family.  



#19 from: Lynn and Helen Slemmons
Prospect, Ohio
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 7:05 AM

Barb and family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy. May God Bless you and your family!



#20 from: Rona penix
Richwood
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 7:14 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family I visited  Ester at the gables  sorry for your loss



#21 from: Jim/Carolyn Dunbar
Conway, Arkansas
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 9:27 AM

Barb/Mike, our sympathy for the loss of your mom. Mom/Dad Dunbar enjoyed her company at Gables. She was a fine lady. Very accomplished. Jim/Carolyn Dunbar



#22 from: Mary Y.Lee
Marion,OH
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Seeing the obit for Esther Ann reminded me of all the
great OES times we had when we both were active in our chapters. She had a wonderful life and left a great legacy in her family.  Good memories never die.



#23 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Richwood
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Our hearts ache with your loss. She was a big part of our families lives from the time my husband worked for Carl at the Sohio station through all the places she worked and always had a smile or kind words of advice. She was a hard worker and our thoughts and prayers are with you all !




#24 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
 
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Much love and prayers to the family of Esther Ann.  She will always be remembered as a very classy lady.



#25 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
Bellefontaine
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Barb, Roger and Families.   My deepest sympathy. Your mom was a wonderful lady when growing up, serving with her in Eastern Star and even when I saw her at the Gables.  You are so blessed to have many special memories. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.



#26 from: Joann Brown
Richwood
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 6:07 PM


 She was a beautiful person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  



#27 from: Judie Thompson
Gables
Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM

I was very sad to hear that Esther Ann passed away this week. I loved taking care of her and talking to her. She always thanked me for everything that I did for her, even if I just talked to her for awhile. I sure will miss this wonderful, kind and sweet lady. RIP Esther Ann... you will be missed.



#28 from: Nancy Clute Wiley
Richwood
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 8:18 AM

To the family of Ester Ann Bugg,  I am so sorry for your loss.  She was a beautiful lady and had a beautiful smile and personality.  She touch the lives of so many and will be remembered for her love and care she gave to her family, friends, and her community. May God give you strength at this difficult time.  



#29 from: Susan Slagle
Berlin, OH
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 8:20 AM

What a lovely legacy from two wonderful people. Esther Ann and Carl were very special people to Parker and me. Cherished memories are priceless.  



#30 from: Doris and Richard Griffith
Richwood
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 3:40 PM

To Esther Ann's family - I have known Esther from the 1950s when I worked for Carl at Kroger's in Richwood for several summers and after school, First I want to tell you how much I liked Carl. We were all treated so well and had a lot of fun, except the day he was carting gallon cans of Karo to the front of the store and several cans fell off and the lids flew open! Cleaning that up from an old wood floor was not a good day. After Esther went to the nursing home, we visited with her when we played in the Kitchen band.  She was a special lady with a lovely family.  God bless all of you.



#31 from: Daria
Thornville, OH
Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 7:56 PM

I did not have pleasure to meet her but I offer my condolences to Roger and family.  She sounds like an amazing woman. May she rest in peace of God's love.



#32 from: Jeanie Parsons Hoffman
Bonita Springs, FL
Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 5:39 AM

Barbie, Roger & family. My heart is aching for all of you & I'm so so sorry for your loss. Ester Ann was one in a million!  My first babysitter who I absolutely adored!  She was such a great friend to my parents.  She will be truly missed.



#33 from: William Temple
 Richwood
Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 12:35 PM

With my condolences on the passing of Esther Ann, she was always great with her smile, and asking about our families. Blessings to all



#34 from: Gail DeGood-Guy & Tom Guy
Richwood
Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Dear Roger, Barb and your families.  We are so sorry for your loss of Esther.  I loved working with her on election days.   She never liked doing  the "sit down" work, preferring to take  folks to the voting booth.   She could run circles around those who were 40 years younger than herself!   I greatly admired her.  God rest her soul.  



#35 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Richwood
Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 7:36 PM

Esther Ann:  I will always remember your smile during the “meet and greet time” on Sunday mornings at FUMC.  You loved to be around people.  RIP for a life well & fully lived



#36 from: Jim and Judy Gray
Richwood
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 8:41 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. What a sweet lady. Hugs to you.



#37 from: Tom McCarthy
MARYSVILLE
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Dear Roger, Terri & family,
Please accept my condolences at your mom's passing.I regret that I will be unable to attend services today, but please know that all of you are in my thoughts during this time of mourning but also celebration. Esther Ann loved her community, her church and most off all of you. I hope that today your fond memories will help to dry away the tears, and fill your heart with the warmth of her love. In sincere sympathy, Tom McCarthy



#38 from: Kit Hughes
Richwood
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:41 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother& Grandma. Prayers for you all




#39 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Richwood
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

Sorry for the family's loss! She was a very personable lady with a lovely smile!   She will be missed!
Prayers for healing!!



#40 from: Chery Bails
Bellefontaine
Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 6:07 PM

I am so blessed to have known Esther Anne!   She was a beautiful lady and side and out.   She was very special to me and I will miss her!



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