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Esther F. Anderson
Esther F. AndersonCrossEsther F. Anderson, 99 of Richwood, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Walnut Crossing Assisted Living in Marysville.

She was born September 5, 1922 in Coshocton County to the late W. S. and Ruth (Wilson) Mowery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) T. Anderson on August 31, 1981, whom she married on December 25, 1940 in North Lewisburg, her siblings Marguerite Hanahan, Wilson Mowery, Naomi Forrest, Joseph Mowery, several brothers and sisters-in-law, and a daughter-in-law, Lois.

Esther grew up in Warsaw until moving with the family to Richwood as a teen, graduating from Richwood High School. After marriage, she assisted her husband in several business ventures in Richwood and Plain City. In Richwood, they operated the Union Theatre, Andersonís Food to Go, Richwood Car Wash and Richwood Realty, along with various other local business ventures. Simultaneously with the Richwood enterprises, they owned and operated the Rialto Theater and laundromat in Plain City.

Richwood was their only residence until Esther and Jerry built their winter home in Bokeelia, Florida in 1980. Sadly, Jerry was unable to enjoy his dream retirement home as he became ill shortly after moving into it. Thankfully, Esther had many years to spend winters in the Florida sun.

Estherís bubbly personality and energy had friends coming to her door often and she loved sharing her current crafting projects or treasures she had found with them. She often treasure-hunted in her own home.

Esther loved her family and her dear friends. She was loved by her nurses and aides at Walnut Crossing and the family appreciates their loving care.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Anderson, Lago Vista, Texas; Dan (Lorie) Anderson, Richwood; Rob (Judy) Anderson, New Bern, North Carolina; a sister, Anita Davis, Richwood; six grandchildren, Jerry Anderson, Amy Hutchins, Shane (Lezley) Anderson, Joshua (Bona) Anderson, Ethan (Ashley) Anderson, Paul (Jenny) Anderson; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 1, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Richwood Church of Christ with Pastor Paul Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, OH 43344

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

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery

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#1 from: johna nibert
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 5:55 PM

So sorry to hear about Esther's death. She was always with a great smile. Know she will be missed. Family has my sympathy.

#2 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 6:17 PM

So sorry to hear of Esther's passing. I would see her across the street raking leaves, sweeping the side walk until just recently. We had some great conversations about Richwood also. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

#3 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 6:21 PM

So sorry to learn of Esther's passing but we know she is in a wonderful place.  Esther was always a gracious lady with a beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone.  She will be remembered by many.  
        Fred and Rita Lou (Rubeck) Parker

#4 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E. Ottawa Richwood
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 6:54 PM

Anderson Family, Heaven just gained a wonderful angel!I loved to see her waking down the street bubbly and loving life. She will be sadly missed by everyone who ever came in contact her. So sad for all of you, Sue Ann

#5 from: Dave and Tracy Davis
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 7:14 PM

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.   Prayers for all.    

#6 from: Courtney M. Davis
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 7:49 PM

I have many great memories with aunt Esther.  So very much enjoyed being able to care for her in her later years at Walnut Crossing. She has been such a wonderful light in so many lives and always had a smile to offer everyday!! One of the most beautiful souls I've known!  

#7 from: Sam  Foos
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 9:14 PM

Dear Dan
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I have many fond memories of eating lunch in the back room of Anderson's Food To Go. So good to talk to you Monday.

#8 from: Katelyn Bennett
Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 9:15 PM

I took care of sweet Esther for almost 2 years at Walnut. Since I am a workaholic I spent many many hours enjoying Estherís sweet smile, her loving personality, and her contagious laugh. I thank you so much for letting me take care of her, she is definitely one of the most sweetest souls to ever walk this earth, and iím so thankful I got to be apart of her life

#9 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:59 AM

I am sorry to hear of Esther's passing.  She had such a nice long life and raised a family to be proud  of.  I send my sincere  sympathy  to the entire  family.

#10 from: Molly Charles
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 7:16 AM

Sorry to read this.  My condolences to your family.

#11 from: Mary Howell
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Anderson Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Esther's passing,  she truly was a blessing to so many of us.  Esther and I became good friends when I started working at Otto's office.  We traveled together,  crafted together making wonderful memories I'll always treasure,  laughed uncontrollably and visited a lot of exciting places.  Esther had the most happy disposition of anyone I know and could make you feel better just by hearing her laugh. I'll always treasure the love and kindness she showed me!  I can see her now entertaining the angels in heaven with her contagious laugh and wonderful sense of humor!! Miss and love her so much.  Mary

#12 from: West Randy
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 12:46 PM

So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family 🧎‍♂️🧎‍♂️🧎‍♂️🧎‍♂️🙏🙏🙏

#13 from: Ginger Wright
Kokomo In
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:29 PM

What a sweet wonderful lady who had a big influence on my life. I am thankful for her and her wonderful family. God bless you!!

#14 from: Vicky Wheeler
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:38 PM

I am sorry to hear of Esther's passing.  She was a very sweet person.

#15 from: Nancy Hoffman
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Esther will be missed   She was one of the prettiest, fun and friendly ladies Iíve ever known   I have fond memories of the movie theatre , the Dairy Queen, snd most of all swimming in their pool!   She raised three special sons that are ďalmostĒ  as nice as she was    

#16 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 3:28 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Esthers family.   She will definitely be missed by all of us that loved her.  She was one of those Special people  in our lives growing up that will always be remembered with so many fond and fun moments that we had the priveledge of knowing and being a part of, and that laugh, was just glorious.  RIP a our dear , sweet, and fun Esther.

#17 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 3:55 PM

We send our deepest sympathy to Esther's family and friends. † I used to enjoy being in the same sunday school class with her at Richwood Church of Christ, she was a wise lady.

#18 from: Peggy Hays
Richwood , Ohio
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 4:43 PM

She was one of the happiest, entertaining and delightful women that I've had the privilege to call friend. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

#19 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 4:51 PM

God love her heart ! Esther was a a special lady, you always went away feeling better having a good visit with her. She loved her family and will be missed by them,we are so sorry for your loss.RIP Esther loved you.

#20 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
72 W.Heffner St. Delaware,Oh. 43501
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 6:12 PM

Anderson Family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of Esther passing.So well loved and never knew a stranger she will be missed by Richwood community.

#21 from: Barb Brake
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Dear Anderson Family,
Please know you are in our prayers. Esther was such a happy lady. Her smile and laugh could brighten anyoneís day. She brightened so many lives.

#22 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 8:37 PM

So sad to hear of Esther's passing. Oh how I loved when she came in the salon she was so full of life. She was truly an angel. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Prayers

#23 from: Cowgill Connie
Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 8:40 PM

Growing up right down the road, the Robertís kids loved going to Andersonís pool. Esther &Jerry weíre the best! Their smiles & laughter  were contagious! I loved the theater & the Dairy Queen. They were great genuine friends to my parents. One of a kind they were as a couple. Very special people. Iím glad they were a part of my life.

#24 from: Dee Ann
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 5:53 AM

I am so glad to know Esther and all the things she blessed Richwood. Oh so many!    Dee Ann DeBolt Payne with sincere love

#25 from: Gail Lynn DeGood-Guy
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 7:31 AM

I am so sorry for your loss of Esther.  She was one heck of a business woman and a great asset to our community.   I never saw her without a smile and happy disposition.  May God rest her soul.  

#26 from: Don & Mary  Janicki
Chandlersville, Ohio
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Dear Family,  So Very sorry for your loss.
All of you will be in our PRAYERS.
ESTER was our last Aunt ! RIP

#27 from: Brenda Pisone
Kettering, Ohio
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 2:39 PM

My fondest memory of Esther was at Shane and Lezleyís wedding when she announced that she finally started to feel old at 91. Esther was such a delightful person and I always enjoyed speaking with her. Her Bright smile and energetic personality will be missed by her family and friends. God Bless her soul.

#28 from: Rona Penix
Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 9:50 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you! Mrs Anderson was a special lady! Iíll miss her smiling face. God bless you!

#29 from: Bob & Connie Hill
Nolensville, TN
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 8:10 AM

Such a wonderful lady.  We loved her and  will remember her friendship with Mother (Mel Shuman), two of the biggest Richwood fans/ambassadors.  Gary, Dan, Robin & families, thinking of you.

#30 from: Carol Barr
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 9:01 AM

Roy and I are so sorry for your loss.

#31 from: Jim & Ruthie Parker
3017 Wisconsin Dr., Sebring, Fla
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Gary, Dan, Robin & Families,
We've known your family for a long time. Jerry was one of my special friends. Your Mother will be missed in the Richwood area. We just wanted you to know we're thinking of you.
Jim & Ruthie Parker

#32 from: Terry & Joyce Christy
Covington, ohio
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 8:53 PM

So sorry to hear about your momís passing. She certainly will be missed. Lots of great memories with her at the pool and the  
dairy bar.

Terry & Joyce Christy

#33 from: Roger W. Daymude
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 9:42 PM

Ester was a great woman and fun to talk to. She will be missed.

#34 from: Greg McElroy
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:52 PM

My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. I have many fond memories of your Mom at the Dairy Queen, the movie theater or swimming at your pool on Tawa Road.

#35 from: Jack and Denise Anderson
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:26 AM

So sorry for your loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet person. She always had a great personality and sense of humor. I always liked talking to her and reminiscing at the reunions. She will be greatly missed!

#36 from: Pat Daymude
Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Dan and Lori

Sorry to hear of Esther passing.

Prayers to you and your family

Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 1:19 PM

So sorry for the family's loss.. will her friendly face & smile! Hugs for healing
She will be missed - always loved talking with her!

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#39 from: CAROL GREENE
Richwood, ohio 43344
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 3:33 PM

I was sorry to hear of Esther's passing
She was always was a delight to talk to. I loved
her smile and bubbly personality. Condolences to the family.


#40 from: Kathleen and Michael Linse
Canandaigua, NY
Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 10:01 PM

It was a blessing to have known Esther and have her as a dear friend. Her joyful spirit enriched our times together in Florida.

#41 from: Thomas Hicks
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 11:08 PM

My condolences to the whole family. With Ms. Esther
I always felt welcome at her home...

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