Esther M. Schindler

July 26, 1924 ‒ September 20, 2018

Lexington, Ohio

Esther M. Schindler passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Lexington Court Care Center surrounded by her family. She was 94.

She was born July 26, 1924 to parents Lewis & Helen (Moon) Deems in Ontario, Ohio. Esther attended Lexington High School and married Vernon E. Schindler on November 28, 1946. They spent 36 wonderful years together until he passed away in December of 1982.

Esther worked at Essex Wire as a line worker for over 14 years until retiring and was a long time member of the Lexington Church of Christ. In spare time, she enjoyed traveling and reading and will be truly missed by those who love her.

She is survived by her children David E. (Debra) Schindler and Linda (Gary) Donohue; grandchildren Heather Donohue, Shelley Donohue, and Jennifer (Jon) Tucker; great grandchildren Dalton Rinebolt, Braylin Donohue and Justin Miller; and sister-in-law Viola Deems.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Kenneth Deems and Ruthella Oyster.

A memorial service in Esther’s memory will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. with an hour of calling prior at 2 p.m., in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Pastor Tj Waters will officiate with burial at a later date. Esther’s family also requests that all visitors dress casually in her honor.

Contributions in Esther’s memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Dearest Dave & family,

    I was saddened to learn of your loss. Just remember she is now with your Dad and the two of them will walk hand in hand in heaven.

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Barb & Charlie (Whitney) Earles

  • Dave , Deb and Linda
    So sorry to hear of Esther’s passing. My mother so enjoyed her as a roommate at Lexington Court. My thoughts and prayers are with you