Esther Hoelscher

February 29, 1924 - August 29, 2019

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Esther V. (Poeppelman) Hoelscher,

Age 95, of Vera Street, Newport, passed away of natural causes Thursday afternoon, August 29, 2019, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, Ohio. She was born February 29, 1924, in Minster, Ohio, to the late Bernard and Alice (Gariety) Poeppelman. On January 5, 1946, at the former St. Patrick Church in St. Patrick, Esther married Conrad C. Hoelscher who preceded her in death on January 23, 1978. Surviving are four of five children and their spouses: David & Sandra Hoelscher of Fort Loramie, Kenneth Hoelscher (dec.), Steven & Carolyn Hoelscher of Fort Loramie, Alice & David Gossette of New Bremen and Conrad & Cynthia Hoelscher of Versailles; 12 grandchildren and one deceased grandson, Zachery Gossette; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Edna Wise of St. Marys, a step sister, Jeniveve Voisard of Russia and a sister-in-law, Eileen Poeppelman of Minster. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by four siblings and their spouses: Bernadine & Tom Froning, Ruth & Albert Hoelscher, Lester Poeppelman and Alvin & Martha Poeppelman; three step sisters and their spouses, Dorothy & Urban "Windy" Gaier, Margaret Hoelscher and Hilda & Clarence Siegel as well as brothers & sisters-in-law: Cliff Wise, Carl Voisard, Christine & Bill O'Reilly, William Hoelscher, Lawrence & Thelma Hoelscher, Robert & Violet Hoelscher, Mary Magoto, Thomas & Emma Hoelscher and Dorothy Isaacs.

Esther was a 1942 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she had been a prayer line volunteer and an Apostleship of Prayer Promoter. She also belonged to the Versailles Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. Esther had been a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, scratch off's and chewing gum. She was also talented with arts and crafts. She often managed a craft stand at the Sidney farmer's market.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Fort Loramie. Friends may call Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be dedicated to memorial masses or charity of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at