Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace, 99, formerly of Yates Center, passed away at Windsor Place in Iola on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Esther was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Iola, to Harvey F. and Alma (Manley) Hitchcock. She graduated from Iola High School in 1932 and Iola Junior College in 1934.
On June 16, 1934, Esther married Earl S. Lovelace in Iola. The couple moved to Yates Center in 1946. Earl preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1972.
Esther was a member of United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood and the Yates Center Senior Center and the Allen County Historical Society.
Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl S. Lovelace; three sisters, a twin, Ruth Amos, Claire Oliver and Dorothy Millington; and one brother, Colonel Manley Hitchcock.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Russell; granddaughter, Janea Rice and husband John; five great-grandchildren: Jaymond, Jayston, and Jayda Rice, Yates Center, Scott Rice, Bradenton, Fla., and Brent Rice, Norfolk, Va. She is also survived by a niece Diana Carter and husband John, Norman, Okla.; three nephews, William Oliver and wife Genet, Boulder, Colo., John Amos and wife Kathy, Birmingham, Ala., and David Amos and wife Mary Ann, Santa Fe, N.M.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 7 o’clock tonight, at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or Yates Center Senior Center and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
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