2008-10-02 / Obituaries

Esther L. Hixson

McConnellsburg, 83

Esther L. Hixson, 83, Mc- Connellsburg, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center.

She was born in McConnellsburg August 31, 1925, the daughter of the late Dwight N. and Evelyn M. (Mellott) Steach. She was the widow of R. Vaughn Hixson, whom she married July 10, 1942. He passed away January 17, 1993, after they had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992.

She was a member of Everett Church of God for 38 years before moving to McConnellsburg and becoming a member of Evangel Assembly of God, McConnellsburg, in 2004. In her early years, she was employed at Letterkenny as a clerktypist and left there to become a full-time mother and homemaker. She worked with and was a 4-H club leader, did volunteer services for several agencies in Fulton County and was volunteering at Love INC of Bedford County for the last several years.

She is survived by daughters: Bonnie L. (wife of Koy) Hann, Needmore; Charlotte A. (wife of Don) Strait, McConnellsburg; Kathy E. (wife of Lee) Jones, Kearneysville, W.Va.; sons: Richard V. (husband of Lynne) Hixson, Crystal Spring; Jerry L. (husband of Vickie) Hixson, Vicksburg, Miss.; sister Virginia Hammaker, Mechanicsburg; brothers: Edwin L. Steach, Three Springs; Dwight N. Steach, Clackamas, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by sisters: B. Jean Souza and Mary Ellen Rackley.

Funeral services will be held at Akersville Community Church, Crystal Spring, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, october 3. Pastor William McCommons and Pastor Christian Elliott will officiate. Burial will be made in Akersville Community Cemetery, Crystal Spring.

There will be visitation on Thursday, October 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Friday at the church.

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