Esther E Lower

December 28, 2022
Esther E Lower

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Esther E. Lower, 89, of Negley, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Calcutta Health Care Center.  Esther was born in Negley on April 24, 1933, the daughter of the late George E. and H. Mae (Guy) Early.  She was a graduate of New Waterford High School with the Class of 1951, and spent her entire life in the area.

Esther married Jack E. Lower, Sr on August 19, 1953 and they spent the next 49 years together until his death on June 8, 2003.  Esther dedicated her life to taking care of her family.  As a licensed beautician, she did occasionally work outside the home. Her last employment was with Smith’s Beauty Shop in Negley.  Esther was also a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Left behind to cherish her memory are: her children: Jack E. (Sue) Lower, Jr, and Linda (Marvin) McKenzie, both of Negley; three grandchildren: Angel (Jeff) Emmert, of Rushville, OH, Faith Lower, of Negley, and April Lower, of Wellsville; five great-grandchildren: Caleb, Elizabeth, Mya, Noah, and David..  Esther also leaves behind her sister, Louise Andre, of Rochester, and her former son-in-law, Chris Knowles, of Columbus, OH.

Along with her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Knowles

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 3PM-6PM at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-Martin Chapel, in Calcutta.  The funeral will follow at 6PM with Pastor Pat Smith officiating.  Esther will be laid to rest with her husband at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

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Visiting Hours

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Calcutta- OH
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Tuesday, January 3, 2023
6:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • January 02, 2023
    Denise Knowles lit a candle:
    Lit since January 2, 2023 at 1:22:24 PM

  • January 02, 2023
    Denise Knowles says:
    Much love and sympathy to her friends and family. Such a loss for us and yet I bet Jack and Diane welcomed her with open arms.

  • January 02, 2023
    Denise Knowles says:
    Many prayers of peace and love.

  • January 02, 2023
    Christopher Knowles lit a candle:
    Lit since January 2, 2023 at 1:43:33 AM

  • January 02, 2023
    Christopher says:
    It was a beautiful clear spring morning as we walked slowly through the alley. The air was cool, but pleasing in the sun. We were making our way to a favorite spot, an ivy covered Pergola on the beach. The springtime vacations on Hilton Head Island South Carolina were a regular vacation we all looked forward to every year. It was just the two of us as the others were still asleep or just waking from a long relaxing night. We reached our destination and found the two person wooden swings under the ivy deserted (as they usually were in the early morning). We had no words or conversation to interrupt the sounds of the waves and birds. We just held hands, sitting on the wooden swing as it rocked slightly back and forth. We watched together, the sun on the sea, the birds as the hunted for delicacies in the sand, and the small green geckos running along the railing chasing flies in the light and shadows of the Pergola. Occasionally we would turn to each other and smile. It was the beginning of a perfect day. I will always remember those few hours. That part of my spirit is yours forever. Your loving son