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Obituary

Bethel Cemetery
Payne County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Sandi Carter


© Strode Funeral Home
Stillwater, Oklahoma
January 3,l 2011

Esther Florence [Trompler] DeWitt

Esther Florence DeWitt, 93, of Cushing, Okla. died on Jan. 3, 2011 in Cushing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Stillwater with the Reverend Frank Kinast Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Glencoe. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther was born July 20, 1917 to Fred Walter Trompler and Margie [Stephens] Trompler.

She graduated from Orlando High School in 1936. She attended and graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Okla. in 1944 with a degree in Education.

She married Charles Henry DeWitt on Nov. 17, 1945 in Perry, Okla. They made their home in rural Glencoe on the family farm, receiving the Oklahoma Centennial Ranch award in 1997.

Esther taught school in Goodnight and at the Christ Lutheran School in Perry, Okla., completing her career at Glencoe Public Schools. Esther taught at Glencoe from 1960 to 1982. She never forgot her students and could tell a story about each and everyone.

After retiring she enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and most of all spending time with her family and teaching her grandchildren.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Kathleen Blackwell; two brothers, Vernon and Wilbur Trompler; five sisters, Juanita Droll, Joyzell Munson, Delilah Trompler, Freda May Trompler and Lillie May Trompler.

She is survived by her son, David DeWitt of Glencoe, Okla.; son-in-law, James Blackwell of Glencoe, Okla.; and daughter-in-law, Sylvia DeWitt of Glencoe, Okla.

She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Brett Blackwell, Beau Blackwell, Josh Blackwell, Christopher Blackwell, Candice Blackwell, Rachel Lovekamp, Jennifer Haken and Joey DeWitt; 4 great-grandchildren, Paige Kathleen Blackwell, Gunnar Ray Lovekamp, Alexis Grace Lovekamp and Emma Kay Haken; 2 brothers Fred and Donald Trompler and 3 sisters, Eleanor Delbeck, Caroline Bullock, and Vicky Davis.

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