Esther Selhorst


LEIPSIC -- Esther L. Selhorst, 85, of Leipsic and formerly of Continental, died at 12 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at The Meadows of Kalida.

She was born December 9, 1927, in Kieferville, to the late Russel and Florence (Pease) Moore. On August 27, 1988, she married Carl Selhorst, who survives in Leipsic.

Also surviving are a son, Raymond (Adell) Workman of Continental; two daughters, Kathy Bishop of Cloverdale and Christine (Mark) McDougle of Continental; two brothers, Cecil Moore of Kenton and Loyal (Sally) Moore of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Edith (Eugene) Worline and Patricia (Ted) Froelick, both of Dupont; a two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Moore of Continental and Leona Moore, Columbus Grove; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Russel and Leroy Moore; a son-in-law, Rick Bishop; and a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Don Wisner.

Esther retired in 1992 from General Motors, Defiance, where she worked for 37 years and nine months, and formerly worked at Arnold Vending in McComb. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Leipsic and its Altar Rosary Society, UAW Local 211 and Continental American Legion Auxiliary. She was a 1947 graduate of Continental High School and attended Fredricks Beauty School in Fort Wayne, Ind. After graduation, she opened and operated the Sandalette for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic, with Father George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic. An altar rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Leipsic Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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