Esther Delores Ramer, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Newport, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry R. and Bessie E. (Howery) Fritz.
On Sept. 8, 1951, she married her husband of 52 years, David T. Ramer, and he preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2003.
Esther is survived by her sons, Bob Kemple and companion Donna Hazelbaker, of Shelbyville, and Richard Kemple and wife, Christy, of Zephyr Hills, Florida; daughter, Debbie Campbell and husband, Don, of Peru; grandchildren, Alisa Fisher, Brian Kemple, Katrina Vierling, Bobbi McLane, Cory Campbell and Chad Campbell; great-grandchildren, Shaunda, Jakin, Dusti, Austin, Braden, Brennan, Tanner, Talon, Rachel, Lakyn, Jessica and Cameron; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Chester Fritz, Gale Fritz, Herbert “Gene” Fritz and Clarence Edwin Fritz; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Suits.
Esther was a 1940 graduate of Manilla High School.
She was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary.
Esther retired from TRW Cinch.
She enjoyed camping, playing cards, crossword puzzles and Western movies.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Linda Frische-Mouri officiating.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley’s Children Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.