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Obituary for Esther A. Hover

Esther Ann Hover, of Spring Arbor, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the age of 92.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. A gathering of family & friends will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. Interment of ashes will be at South Gilead Lake Cemetery.
Esther, the youngest of three daughters, was born February 25, 1921 in rural Branch County, Michigan to Don and Ina Moser. She married Dr. Ronald E. Hover on September 4, 1947 in Coldwater. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2000. Esther resided in Burr Oak and Bronson (Gilead Lake) for many years. She and her husband had also lived in Venice, Florida after Dr. Hover retired in 1979 from his medical practice in Burr Oak. She returned to Quincy in 2001 and moved from there to Spring Arbor in 2004.
As a teenager, she resided in Coldwater where she was employed by Tibbits Theatre and was a 1941 graduate of Coldwater High School. She also worked for the Michigan Associated Telephone Company in southern Michigan before her marriage. She was office manager for her husband’s medical practice for over 30 years and enjoyed the friendships with their clientele in northern Indiana and southern Michigan; they often made house calls together.
Esther was active in Eastern Star, including Worthy Matron, Burr Oak chapter 1957-59 and had served on the library board in Burr Oak for several years. Family & Shrine events and trips were special memories for her. She felt great pride in her family and enjoyed cooking and baking for them…especially making monster cookies for her grandchildren. Playing cards with friends and family and trips to the beach in Florida during the winter months were favorite activities.
Esther is survived by her sons Ronald and his wife Jan of Bronson, Richard and his wife Tamra of Hanover, her grandchildren Niccole Taylor of Fredericksburg, VA, LTC Matthew (Katherine) Hover of McDill AFB, FL, Major Andrew (Lisa) Hover of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Cale (Jessica) Hover of Bowling Green, OH, Jennifer (Tim) Aylor of Howell, MI, Jill (Jason) Moore of Quincy, MI and 14 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Louise Landis and Margaret Starkweather.
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