News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 11, 2013

Esther S. Friend


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Esther S. Friend, 92, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born September 18, 1920 in St. Marys, Ohio to Homer Schamp and Stella Long Scamp. She was a retired cook in the Vigo County School Corporation.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest J. Friend who died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, James Friend and his wife Kathy of Middletown, OH and J. Michael Friend and his wife Charlotte of Oak Ridge, TN; one daughter, Sarah Lammert of Terre Haute; two brothers, James Schamp of Minister, OH and Homer Schamp of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Ruth Hughes of Sidney, OH; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Esther also was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Margaret Tallman.

Esther was a member of Central Christian Church. She loved to sew, make candy and work in her garden.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Graveside services with a burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Graceland Cemetery in Sidney, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 in the funeral home.  

The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Christian Church, 4950 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral information is available at:

 www.callahanandhughes.com