November 8, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010 11:30 AM Mausoleum in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana
Thursday, November 11, 2010 5 - 8 pm at SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON, Mechanicsburg
Esther R. Olden, 82, formerly of Urbana, went to be with the Lord Monday, November 8, 2010 in the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield.
She was born February 18, 1928 in Urbana, OH the daughter of Robert H. and Marie (Findley) Routt.
Esther was a graduate of Piqua High School. She retired after 42 years of service, as a civil engineering service call supervisor for the Wright Patterson Air Force Base. During retirement Esther continued working; she spent 10 years with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). She attended Maiden Lane Church of God and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Champaign County United Way.
She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis M. Routt and Sue A. Olden both of Urbana; son, Donald W. Routt of Urbana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Stillgess, Summer R. Routt and Joshua M. Olden; great grandchildren, Kierstyn Alana M. Stillgess, Deven Isaiah A. Stillgess and Ashton W. Routt; brother, Robert T. (Irene) Routt of Cincinnati; sisters, Kathaleen R. Tabern of Urbana and Ruth A. Richey of Decatur, GA, brother-in-law, John A. Boyd, Sr. of Urbana; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Esther is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Juanita J. Boyd of Urbana; granddaughter, Elon M. Routt-Rufaro of Urbana.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Graveside service to celebrate Esther’s Life and Home Going will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.