Esther W. Ringler, 90, mother of 13, Bowmansville Old Order Mennonite Church member

By on October 21, 2015

Esther W. Ringler, 90, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Lowell Martin, of Newville.

Born in Bareville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Weaver) Oberholtzer. Her husband, Amos K. Ringler, died Dec. 12, 2001.

Esther was a homemaker and a member of the Bowmansville Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are seven sons: Edwin, married to Darlene, of East Earl; James, married to Anna, of Neilsville, Wisc.; Elmer, married to Susanna, of Blandon; Joseph, married to Carolyn, of Mohnton; Luke, married to Sandy, of Mohnton; Glen, married to Alice, of East Earl; and Curvin, married to Mary, of Mohnton; five daughters: Harriet, married to Aaron Weaver, of Granton, Wisc.; Emma, married to Melvin Roy Hurst, of Denver; Elva, widow of the late Melvin Burkholder, of Akron; Nancy, married to Lowell Martin, of Newville; and Rebecca, married to Russell Martin, of Geneva, N.Y.; 52 grandchildren; 109 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a son-in-law: Jonas Newswanger of Narvon; five brothers: Ivan, John, Joseph, Harry, and David Oberholtzer; and two sisters: Anna Zimmerman and Lena Oberholtzer.

Preceding her in death is a daughter: Roseanna Newswanger; a brother: Jacob Oberholtzer; two sisters: Elizabeth Shirk and Martha Newswanger; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held Oct. 21 at Bowmansville Old Order Mennonite Church, with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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