Esta G. Ellis, 95, went home to be with her Lord on March 28 at the Muskingum County Home. Born on October 15, 1916, in Guardian, West Virginia, Esta was the daughter of the late Levi M. Hall Jr. and Rebecca Perrine Hall.
She worked at the Holiday Inn in Zanesville as a waitress before retiring. She was a member of Maranatha Bible Church. She enjoyed bowling and bowled for many years in league play where she had her high game of 266.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family and she especially enjoyed the time she spent over the years with all of her grandchildren. She also, in bygone days, had a very close and loving relationship with all of her sisters and brothers and their families.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Riggle and husband Charlie, a daughter-in-law, Joan Ellis, Grandchildren, Nathan Riggle, Adam Riggle, David Ellis and Robin Jackson. Great-grandchildren, Larissa and Taryn Ellis, and Austin, Nicholas and Shelby Jackson, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earl E. Ellis, her son, Donald O. ‚ÄúDonnie‚ÄĚ Ellis, a son-in-law, Edwin ‚ÄúZeb‚ÄĚ Watkins, two grandchildren, Michael Edwin Watkins, and Michelle Elaine Watkins, and 11 siblings: Lulu Carter, Beulah Haymond, Walter Hall, Earl Hall, Elsie Hamilton, Maddie Kochenour, Laura Moyer, Rose Markley, Rella Carpenter, Leonard Hall and Millard Hall.
Calling hours will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor L. Dale McCallister officiating. Esta will be laid to rest next to her husband, Earl, at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
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