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Esta Deemer

Esta Twyla Deemer, daughter of Clarence & Marie (Price) Walter, was born November 17, 1917 in Mt Ayr, Iowa. Here Esta grew up and graduated from Mt Ayr High School. On December 11, 1942 Esta was united in marriage to Harold J Deemer in Grant City, Missouri. Harold and Esta were married nearly 70 years - a life centered around raising four children and farming. They settled in Southern Iowa, farming in Diagonal, Iowa for 11 years before moving to the Kellerton area where they farmed for over 50 years.

Esta's greatest joy was the holidays when all the family came together. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, reading and doing puzzles.

Esta passed away at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt Ayr on November 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; son John Deemer; her parents; uncles Orrie Walter & wife Dorothy and Homer Walter & wife Hazel; sisters-in-law Maude Bennett & husband Jesse, Irene Ingram & husband Wes; brothers-in-law Albert Deemer & wife Eva; Frank Deemer; Ralph Deemer & wife Helen; Lester Deemer & wife Wilma; Wayne Deemer; Bob Wehrle, Joe Messina and Jack Keller.

Those left to cherish her memory include son Kenneth Deemer & wife Patricia of Olathe, Kansas; daughters Katherine Reynolds of Osceola, Iowa and Patricia Nell & husband Jim of Ankeny, Iowa; daughter-in-law Nancy Grose of Kellerton, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Helen Wehrle of West Burlington, Iowa; Wilma Messina of Magalia, California; Rosalee Keller of Newton, Iowa; Vera Deemer of Mt Ayr, Iowa and Dorothy Neal of Garden Grove, Iowa; cousin Larry Walter of Grimes, IA; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to HCI Care Services.

Services: 11:00 am – Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, IA
Officiant: Rev Terry Roberts
Open Viewing: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mon., Nov 13
Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mon., Nov 13 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, IA
Burial: Maple Row Cemetery - Kellerton, Iowa
Memorial: HCI Care Services

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I'm sorry to hear about Esta's passing. I enjoyed visiting her when she came into Clarke County Hospital for her monthly lab draw. She was a wonderful patient and one of the patients that I had really missed seeing. May your memories of her comfort you.

Tracie Pearce Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

You were such a wonderful person grandma. I am so thankful to have been a part of your life and you being a part of mine. It is really sad that your gone but you are now with grandpa with no more pain and suffering. We all love and miss you so much.

Alex Reynolds Nov 12 2017 12:00 AM

Grandma u were a great parent, grandparent, great grandparent, and great great grandparent. U had so many that loved u. Still remember the meals and family gatherings at the farm like they were yesterday. So many awesome memories. Miss u already but i know u are happy and well now flying high. Love u grandma.

Shane reynolds Nov 12 2017 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear of Esta's passing. She was a 1st cousin of mine. Esta was 23 years older than me and when I was a child she would sometimes take care of me when my Mother was sick. Esta was always there when someone needed help. She always had a smile on her face. Esta will be sorely missed by family and friends. Love you Esta.

Larry G. Walter Nov 12 2017 12:00 AM