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Esther E. Blocher


Esther E. BlocherEsther E. Blocher, 96, of Flora, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016 in Kokomo, IN. Esther was born to the late John O. and Elizabeth Snavely Oyler on January 28, 1920 in Howard County, IN.
She married Joseph Wise Blocher on April 4, 1942 in Carroll County, and they were married 61 years before he passed December 25, 2003.
Esther was a caregiver for many people. She also was a homemaker, where she raised four children and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her later years.
She was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in Flora.
Esther is survived by her four children and in-laws: Carmen and Harold Killingsworth of Bringhurst: Craig and Marg Blocher of Rossville: Marsha Blocher of Flora: Martin and Carolyn Blocher of Bringhurst. Five grandchildren: Brad (Malinda) Blocher, Tonya (AJ) Metzger, Marla (Jason) Rotz, Kara (Jamin) Mohler and Russ (Shelly) Blocher. Fifteen great-grandchildren: Briley & Brant Blocher, Paiton, Parker & Tate George, Lily, Evi & Ian Rotz, Mahala, Abigail, Jaron, Maizie, Hadassah & Judah Mohler and Rylie Blocher. Two sisters and a brother-in-law: Ruby Miller of Kokomo: Helen and Max Eikenberry of Flora. She is preceded by her parents, husband, four brothers and one sister.
Esther’s family will receive friends Sunday from 3-7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Monday at the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in Flora. Officiating will be the Home Brethren. Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Support Group. Envelopes will be available at funeral home.


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  • Mark A. Smith

    April 2, 2016 6:33 pm ·

    My deepest sympathies to all involved in Esther’s passing. Both Esther and Joe were best of friends to my parents throughout their lives and my father related how Joe supervised milking the cows for my father the evening I was born. Blessings to all.
    Your friend and brother in Christ—Mark.


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