Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Esther Frances Imler Schmidt, 80, died in the early morning hours of June 9, 2011, in Fort Collins, Colo.
She was born July 21, 1931, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to John and Ruth Kirbach Imler. On June 21, 1953, she married Lysle Schmidt of Celina, who died Jan 26, 2006.
Surviving are her children, David (Pam) Schmidt, Rockford, Ill., and Lynette (Philip) Kittle, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, May (Clyde) Zeider, Fort Wayne; a sister-in-law, Mary Schmidt; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers-in-laws, Joseph and Arlan Schmidt.
She was a pastor's wife at various churches and founded the monthly women's prayer breakfast in the Celina Area. She was retired from Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
Burial was at North Grove Cemetery.