Esther L. Beans

November 6, 1932 - September 26, 2021
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Esther L. Beans, 88, of New Philadelphia, and a resident of Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Regency Hospital – East at Cleveland following a brief illness.

Born in Roswell, she was the daughter of the late John A. and J…

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Esther L. Beans, 88, of New Philadelphia, and a resident of Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, September 26, 2021 in Regency Hospital – East at Cleveland following a brief illness.

Born in Roswell, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Julia E. (Popelas) Pisony. Esther had retired from the former Kerr Quality Auto Repair at New Philadelphia, where she had worked as a bookkeeper. Following her retirement, Esther started her second career serving as a hostess for many years at the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.

She attended New Pointe Community Church at Dover and loved taking trips to Myrtle Beach or Put-In-Bay. Esther loved many things in life, including working puzzles and was an avid reader. However, what she loved most was being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never missed one of their sporting events.

On May 19, 1951, Esther married Jack T. Beans and together they shared almost 58 years of marriage before Jack’s passing in May 2009. Surviving are her two daughters, Jackie (Terry) Rieger of New Philadelphia and Susan Sankey and her companion Mike Jones of New Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Tera (Brian) Myers, Ryan (Jamie) Rieger, Drew Sankey and his companion Amanda Hartline, Ethan Beans and Taylor (Nathan) Staley; her great-grandchildren; Sophie and Kyle Myers, Preston, Parker and Peyton Rieger, Phoebe Sankey and Liza and Baker Staley.

In addition to her parents and her husband, a son, Eddie A. Beans, three brothers, two sisters and five half-sisters also precede Esther in death.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9:30 to 11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Esther’s life will begin at 11 AM with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will be alongside her husband and her son in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. A reception will be held in the Geib Family Center immediately following the committal service.

To honor Esther’s love for reading, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Dover Public Library, 525 North Walnut Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Friday, October 1, 2021

Geib Family Center


116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

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Dover Public Library

525 North Walnut Street
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: November 6, 1932
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Dave Dombeck posted on 10/3/21

Dear Jackie and Sue, So sorry to hear of the loss of you mom. She was a very nice person. She will be missed. Our condolences from Dad and the boys.


Barbara Renner posted on 10/1/21

I worked many times with Esther at Geib's-------such a beautiful person, inside and out.


Donna Rippeth posted on 9/30/21

Jackie, Susie and families, Esther was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met and the best neighbor Rip and I could have ever had. I loved sitting on her front porch and just chatting when she wasn’t reading a book. I use to tell her that she was the #1 member of the Tuscarawas County Library. She loved her family with all of her heart and enjoyed spending time with them, especially the little ones. She always had pictures or a story to share about them. God gained a wonderful lady, but the memories of her will never be forgotten. Donna & Rip


Patti Brown posted on 9/30/21

Jackie and Susie, so sorry for your loss. No matter how old we get it is never easy to say goodbye. Treasure your memories!


Melanie Archer posted on 9/29/21

To Esther's family and friends, I will miss my dear sweet friend...We worked together at Geibs and later met up at Park Village Southside where we spent alot of time together....Esther, my Dad Clare Blauch and Shorty and Jean Mathias ate at the same table together and became good friends...I will never forget how sad she was when Dad was moved downstairs....We all loved her very much...She was all about her family! She enjoyed hearing from you and visits...I talked to her many times during the lockdown and she still was upbeat and understood why it had to be...and I was so glad to see her, Mary Ellen Beans and Sally Stevenson having lunch at Applebees when she could finally get out....God bless her and may she rest in peace....My deepest sympathy to all of you......


Carol (Wallace) Pace posted on 9/29/21

To Esther's family: My sincerest condolences in the loss of your Mother. She was my favorite Aunt from my Mother's (Helen) sisters. Very sweet Lady. I will always remember her lovely smile.


Lori Klingler posted on 9/29/21

To the Family of Esther Beans, I am so sorry for your loss. The little bit I got to know "Grandma Beans" she was a wonderful, delightful and caring woman. Always made me feel like I was not out of place whenever there was a get together. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you. Heaven has truly gained a beautiful Angel.


Rebecca S White posted on 9/29/21

Jackie, Susie, and families, so sorry to hear the news of Esther's passing. Always loved being invited to an affair when she was there. Sue & Harper


Lori Hartline posted on 9/29/21

Sue, Mike & Family, I am so sorry to hear of sweet Esther's passing. I don't think I ever met a sweeter lady. I loved sitting with her at hospital when her great granddaughter was coming in to the world. I loved seeing her at Drew n Amanda's. She really was an amazing lady. My prayers are with all of you. And I will be thinking of all of you. Lori Hartline


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Lucy Bonner Ricklic posted on 9/29/21

Dear Jackie And family, I have many memories of your mom and family, many centered around your grandma Nervies house. Your mom was always a nice, kind lady. After I met John I learned we shared a connection thru Aunt Annie. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Debbie Corwin posted on 9/28/21

Deepestsympathy to this lovely Family! ESTER was such kind soul!!???? Al and Debbie Corwin


Jeannie Mangon posted on 9/28/21

So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing Jackie. Sending heartfelt comforting prayers for you and your entire family. God Bless Jeannie Mangon


Sally Stevenson posted on 9/28/21

Enjoyed our lunch dates together and our times we spent laughing together and working together.She was my buddy and I loved her and will miss her so much.Prayers for her family


Martha Fankhauser posted on 9/28/21

Jackie and family Moms are so hard to let go of. She was a wonderful Lady and left a great family legacy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Martha Massarelli Fankhauser


MalloryHutchison posted on 9/28/21

Our sympathy n prayers to all of Esther’s family n friends. She was always the sweetest n kindest person to everyone. No matter where we would see Esther she would always have a sweet smile n have to stop n talk asking about family n always telling us about her wonderful family especially her grandchildren n great grandchildren. She sure will be missed! Love, Kenny n Mallory Hutchison n family


Kathy chek posted on 9/28/21

So sad to hear .. she was such a sweetheart. My sympathy to the family.