Esther Shutter

Esther M. Shutter, 86, of Ipava, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 1997, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

She was born July 12, 1911 in Ipava, a daughter of Frank and Kate Kelly Hammond. She married Leland R. Shutter on March 17, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Dec. 16, 1983. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Conner and Irma Chenoweth, and two brothers-in-law.

Surviving are one son, Max Shutter of Ipava; three step-grandchildren, Scott Fawcett of Princeton, Michelle Fawcett of Havana and Steven Fawcett of Vermont; two step-great-grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; four great-great-nieces, four great-great-nephews; and several cousins in the Ipava area.

She was a member of the Ipava United Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, serving the session, deacons, bazaar committees, circle and Katherine Class Quilters. She joined the Ipava Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star on July 24, 1931. She was a 66-year member, past matron and belonged to the Past Matron’s Club. She also belonged to the Willing Worker’s Club, HEA, and was a member of the Ipava American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years. She graduated from Ipava High School in 1929. She attended Brown’s Business College of Galesburg. She first worked for Burgard’s Chevrolet and later worked at the Ipava State Bank, retiring in 1976 after 26 years of service.

Services were held Monday at Ipava United Presbyterian Church with Rev. William Abernethy. Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Ipava United Presbyterian Church or the Ipava Chapter #226 Order of the Eastern Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/3/1997


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