Esther P. Faust

February 26, 1921 ‒ May 24, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Esther P. Faust, age 88, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Sunday May 24, 2009 at the Summerville at HillenVale in Mount Vernon. Esther was born February 26, 1921 in Mount Vernon to Harry and Opal (Everhart) Cookman and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. Esther attended the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and had been a member of the Doubleday Book Club for many years. In her later years Esther enjoyed quilting.

Surviving are her daughters Rosemary Smith of Fredericktown and Connie (Donald) Kerr of Utica; her sons Jerry Faust of Fredericktown and Carl “Ed” (Ruth) Faust of Perrysville; 13 grandchildren Cheryl (Heath) Lafaber, Jeff (Judy) Faust, Jody (Greg) Ebersole, Brian (Beth) Faust, Karen (Gary) Brown, Mike (Lisa) Smith, Michelle (Barry) Fluty, Melinda Smith, Mark (Courtney) Smith, Melissa (Kim) Hathaway, M. Joel (Susan) Smith, Duncan (Stephanie) Kerr and Bradley Kerr; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; her sister Maxine Tier of California and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Esther was preceded in death by her husband Carl Faust, son-in-law Larry Smith, daughter-in-law Nancy Faust, grandson Shawn Kerr and brothers and sisters Violet Miller, Harold (Coopie) Cookman, Raymond Lee Cookman and Carmen Berger.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11am with Rev. Keith Bohley officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church Building Fund, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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