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June 17, 2014

Esther Rost

TERRE HAUTE — Esther Rost, 102, of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:11 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Sycamore Manor. She was born in Riley, on May 1, 1912, to Vern Price and Anna Ruth Smith Price.  

Esther is survived by her son, Harold “Bud” Rost and wife Carole; as well as her grandchildren, Debbie Bahr and husband Chuck, Steve Rost and wife Kelly, Lorrie Myers and husband Scott, Suzie Latham, Kathy Moreau and husband Matt, Tammy Rost, David L. Bricker and wife Robin, and Michael W. Bricker and wife Betty. Also surviving are 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Rost, on April 1, 1980; a son, Gerald W. Rost (as well as his wife Edna); two grandsons, Jerry Rost and Mike Rost; and three sisters, Ruth Palmer (her twin), Bethany Woodsmall, and Myrtle Gibbons.

Esther was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, the Swinging Mates Square Dance Club, The Melody Squares (square dancing club), Riley Lions Club, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed square dancing, crocheting, loved animals, and loved to play bingo as well as travel.  

Funeral services will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 2 p.m., with Pastors Aaron Wheaton and Bill Felts officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and again on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. The family of Esther would like to take this opportunity to thank all her caregivers involved with her care the last few months. Online condolences may be left at:

www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

 

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