Esther Plenert

Esther Plenert, 93, died Feb. 7, 2008, at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

The daughter of Peter and Eva (Goertz) Schmidt, she was born March 18, 1914, at Lehigh.

On March 18, 1934, she married Edwin Plenert at Lehigh.

She was a school cook and ember of Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two daughters, Judith Plenert and Shirley Schmidt.

Survivors include two sons, Jerald and Sherry Plenert and Allen and Karen Plenert, all of Canton; sister, Dorothy Laird of McPherson; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Trinity Mennonite Church with Pastor Orlan Koehn officiating. Burial was in Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

Memorial funds have been established with the church or the American Diabetes Association.