Esther Margareth Schroder
Esther Margareth Schroder, 93, New London, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Jeff McPheron will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the Linkin Center immediately following the service. Private family burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Friday morning at the chapel, and the family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A memorial has been established to the New London VFW Post #7641 Ladies Auxiliary and the New London Care Center Activity Fund.
She was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Burlington, the daughter of John and Katherine Moehn Senn. On Nov. 27, 1941, she married Jack A. Schroder in Burlington. He preceded her in death. She attended school in Burlington and was a member of the New London United Methodist Church. Before her marriage, she worked at Burlington Basket Company and later worked at IAAP in Middletown, as a sorter at Pioneer Seed in Mt. Pleasant, and worked in the café in JC Penney in West Burlington, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the New London Chapter #440 Order of the Eastern Star, and New London VFW Post #7641 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, Zane Gray Westerns, watching game shows cooking, baking, eating at Napoli’s Pizza and was an avid card player.
She is survived by three daughters, Koral (Guy) Fuson and Christine (Jordan) Olsen, both of New London, and Jeri (Billy) Willingham of Lone Jack, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Robert Helms of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, J Anthony Schroder; one daughter, Janene Luke; four brothers; three sisters; and one sister in infancy.