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Esther V. Kleinschmidt

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home

Herington, KS


Esther V. Kleinschmidt, 93, a lifelong resident of rural Herington, died Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, at the Medicalodges of Herington. She was born June 25, 1920, on a farm near Hope the daughter of Otto and Laurena (Herpich) Schlesener. Her father Otto died when Esther was a small infant, then raised by her step-father Walter and mother Laurena Schlesener.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, March 10th, 2014, at the St. Johns Lutheran Church (Lyons Creek), Herington, with Rev. Justin Panzer officiating.

Burial following at the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00pm Sunday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.

Mrs. Kleinschmidt was a farm wife. She was a lifetime member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church (Lyons Creek); and a faithful member of the church. She enjoyed needle point and making quilts.

Esther married Clemens Kleinschmidt at Wichita, September 14, 1942; and he preceded in death on August 29, 1982.

She is also preceded in death by her half-brother Orville Schlesener, on November 23, 1998; and her parents.

Survived by -
Two (2) daughters: Rosa Jones (husband-John) of Manhattan
Marjorie Thacker (husband-Berry) of Herington
Two (2) sons: Jerry Kleinschmidt,
Dale Kleinschmidt both of Herington
Eight (8) grandchildren
Eight (8) great-grandchildren

Memorials to the Herington Hospital Auxiliary or the St. Johns Lutheran Church (Lyons Creek); and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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