Esther P. Fenstermacher

Esther P. Fenstermacher, 71, of 2383 Muncy Exchange Road, Muncy, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born March 15, 1941, in Stanford, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Marvin Vance Foley and Iris Irene (Clayburn) Kocher; and stepdaughter of the late Clifford “Jake” Kocher. On April 5, 1958, she married James R. Fenstermacher, who survives. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this April.

She attended both Muncy and Hughesville schools and later earned her G.E.D. Although she devoted most of her life to her family, she was extremely proud of her volunteer work at Muncy Valley Hospital. Esther also worked at various times as a sales person for Electrolux and GeeBees; as a nurse’s aid at Leader North; and as a field boss at Blessing’s Farm, in addition to employment at Weldon’s, and Philco.

In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing, crocheting, camping, gardening, quilting, bird watching and bowling.

Esther was a member of Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, James (Teresa) Fenstermacher of Muncy; two daughters, Diane (Joe) Culver of Williamsport and Margie (Steve) Snyder of Turbotville; one nephew whom she raised, Steve Shaffer of Lewisburg; two brothers, Jeff Foley and Mike Foley; 10 grandchildren, Ray (Fawn) Ranck, Cheri Ranck, Amy (Chris) Moyer, Sherry (Bryson) Osman, April (Marco) Montesdeoca, Jeffrey (Jess) Ranck, Joshua (Tz) Montesdeoca, Amanda Montesdeoca, Nicole (Brennan) Wodrig and Megan Snyder; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Judy Rossi and Carol Turner.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m., officiated by her minister, Pastor David Jacobs. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the family or to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

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