Esta Doerres

February 10, 1934 - May 9, 2019
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Esta B. Doerres, age 85 of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Wooster, Ohio on February 10, 1934, Esta was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry N. and Hilda Bertha Ackerman Doerres.

Following her graduation from Dover High School a…

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Esta B. Doerres, age 85 of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born at Wooster, Ohio on February 10, 1934, Esta was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry N. and Hilda Bertha Ackerman Doerres.

Following her graduation from Dover High School as class Valedictorian, Esta completed her undergraduate studies in Education at the University of Ashland and later completed a Master’s Degree in Education at Kent State Univeristy.

Esta returned to New Philadelphia in 1960 and was hired to teach elementary religion classes for the New Philadelphia Council of Churches. Esta’s longtime friend and companion, Jane Seeman assisted in teaching many of the classes and together, they co-operated Happy Days Christian School, The Arc, and the Sunshine Learning Center from the New Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene.

Esta’s faith was nurtured at both Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the New Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene. Esta and Jane enjoyed traveling, hosting gospel sing along evenings and when Jane wrote her book, “Still Dews of Quietness”, Esta assisted the legally blind Jane in editing and provided illustrations throughout the work.

An avid volunteer for her community, Esta spent a great deal of time helping anyone in need but was particularly passionate about her work at Kids R Us – Circle of Friends, and at Friends of the Homeless. She even continued in the education field for many years at Buckeye Career Center where she taught English and Math.

Being an only child, Esta adopted her cousins as siblings and through the years enjoyed their friendships and company.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her friend, Jane.

A memorial service celebrating Esta’s life will be led by Pastor Mark Maddux on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 AM in the New Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10-11 AM. Following the service, a light reception will be held in the church social hall. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Wooster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Esta’s name may be directed to New Philadelphia First Church of the Nazarene, 233 Fair Ave NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Cemetery Information

Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Wooster Cemetery.


Reception Information

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

First Church of the Nazarene

Address:

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Following the service, a light reception will be held in the church social hall.


Donation Information

First Church of the Nazarene

233 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: February 10, 1934
Died: May 9, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Walt, Paulie & Katie Wagner posted on 5/18/19

Your family has our deepest sympathy. Esta was a wonderful Christian woman.

 

Barbara Seeman posted on 5/18/19

Esta has been like a member of our family. My husband, David Seeman's sister, Jane and Esta spent Christmas holidays and summer visits with us every year until Jane passed away. Both Esta and Jane loved our three children as if they were their own ,Our memories of Esta are very dear to our hearts..

 

Larry McBride posted on 5/16/19

A servant with a steadfast heart and genuine burden for mankind, especially the young. Persevering in a sometimes tumultuous environment I am thankful for her dedication to the students in a 1960's public school system. Rest in the peace now afforded you.

 

Earl and Betty Littlefield posted on 5/14/19

We will miss Esta she was a very special Lady to us. We were her care givers for many years. It was our privilege to have been there for her when she needed us. May God grant her eternal rest and peace.

 

Robin Brokaw posted on 5/13/19

Miss Esta was a lovely lady remember from school and church ... Your one of God's angles now!!!

 

Pamela Rosten posted on 5/13/19

I remember both Miss Seeman and Miss Doerres from Religious Education. God bless them.

 

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