Esther Laurene (Pixler) Donelson

Born: Fri., Jun. 23, 1944
Died: Fri., Apr. 21, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 26, 2017
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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Esther Laurene Donelson, 72 of rural Jeromesville died Friday April 21, 2017 at Danbury Woods in

Wooster. She was born June 23, 1944 in Shreve the daughter of John and Jennie Butts Pixler.  

She was a clerk at Wm. Annat’s  and worked at Smetzer’s Tire.  She was a member of the Wooster

1st Church of God and graduated from Shreve High School.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Donelson to whom she was married May 16, 1965, a son,

Michael (Lacrisha) Donelson of Hilliard, a daughter, Michelle (Jason) Van DeWater, 4 grandchildren,

Leah and Lauren Donelson, and Katie and Carley Van DeWater and a sister, Ruth (Gary) Cripe of


She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Naomi “Pixie” Daugherty.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with

Pastor Arnie Kaufman officiating.  Burial will be in New Pittsburg Cemetery.  Friends may call

Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Care Hospice 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691

or 1st Church of God 1953 Akron Road Wooster, OH 44691.

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Don and Connie Jayne
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Esther was the most gentle person we have met. It was an honor to have been friends with you for 51 years in August. We met you at the Donaldson Reunion and you took us right in as family. We enjoyed many adventures with you in FL, PA. and Cincinnati and many other places. You will continue to be in our prayers and Love you. Don and Donnie

Karen & Bob Scannelli
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She was dearest friend anyone could have. It is only illness prevents us from being with you to honor her memory. When we get to Ohio, hope to be in touch with you.

Annette Harbaugh
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Uncle Bob, Michelle, and Michael I am so sorry to hear of aunt Esther's passing. I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time.

Gretchen, Robert, Andrea, and Marcy Donelson
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
We're all so hear of Esther's passing. She was a wonderful person! We hope you will all find comfort in the company of your family and friends during this difficult time.

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