Esther Marie (Moore) Jetter, age 104, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2023.
Esther was born to Jenny and Clarence Moore on February 17, 1919, in New Carlisle, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband George G. Jetter on July 19, 2009, when he was 96 years old.
Esther graduated with honors from Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais, Illinois in 1941 and later received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene College. She married George Jetter on September 2, 1941, and they were married for over 67 years. In 1945 they bought the Fort Recovery Stirrup company and moved to Fort Recovery, Ohio. Soon the business became known as Fort Recovery Industries. Esther was a very active member of the Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene where she was a beloved Sunday School teacher. She spent many years supporting international missions in places such as Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador and Africa. Up until her last year she was sewing bags to be distributed in various countries. Esther and George were key people in the early years of the development of Mount Vernon Nazarene College. She was an accomplished artist, poet and published author.
Esther and George are survived by 7 children: Jeannine Warner (Richard deceased) of Chicago, Illinois, Wesley Jetter (Patti) of Greenville, Ohio, Paul Jetter (Mary) of Louisville, Tennessee, Dean Jetter (Margie) of Portland, Indiana, Elaine Rowland-Fisher (Chris deceased) of Pendleton, Indiana, Rebecca Sackash (Dan deceased) of Waunakee, Wisconsin, and Stephen Jetter (Kathy) of Greenville, Ohio. The couple was blessed to have 23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Esther will be missed by those who knew her and the many who did not know her but were touched by her great love, wisdom, generosity and Godly influence.
The family invites your presence at a Celebration of Life Service at the Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene on May 5, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.. Visitation will be on May 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. as well as one hour before the Celebration Service on May 5.
Memorials may be given for Esther's ongoing mission work in Haiti.
Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home is assisting Esther's family.
Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.
From "Perspective". A poem by Esther Jetter
O God, Who orders stars in space,
Show me Thy plan, my time, my place.