Esther E. Calkins, 77, of 267 Sawmill Road, Cogan Station, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at her home.
Esther was a very good cook, loved flowers, plants and jewelry. She was known for her charm, being the life of the party and her dancing.
Born March 21, 1932, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Henry L. and Lavina Shuman Derr.
Surviving are her sons, Ronald W., Jeffrey A. and Kevin S., all of Muncy; daughters, Judith K. (Anthony) Caputo, Rhonda L. (Melvin) Bitler and Brenda M. (John) Winder, all of Williamsport, Susan E. (Dennis) Logan of Montoursville and Debra J. Steinbacher of Nisbet; sisters, Evelyn June (Ben) Patz of Montoursville and Lavina M. Haller of Duboistown; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Esther was predeceased by her brothers, Elwood and Harold Derr, a niece, Tina Marie Haller and a son-in-law, Gregory Steinbacher.
Graveside services at Wildwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family, with Deacon Dennis Logan officiating. No visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.