2013-06-29 / Obituaries

Esther Ann Woltz Dern

Esther Ann Woltz Dern, age 88 of Millersport, formerly of Columbus and Baltimore, was peacefully called home June 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Andrew F. and Minnie Hedges Woltz. Esther graduated from Jerome Rural High School in 1942 and attended Capital University in Bexley. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church of Pickerington. Esther was a member of Zonta International until her retirement. Esther retired as the Executive Vice President of the Columbus Automobile Dealers Association and served on the National Auto Dealers Association Board. Esther was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Reading, writing and crocheting were her passions. She especially enjoyed her retired years living at Buckeye Lake and working in her rose garden.

She is survived by her son, Bruce R. (Lynne) Dern; grandchildren, Cindy (Phillip) Eastep and Robert (Rebeccah) Dern; three great grandchildren, Owen, Audrey Eastep and Henry Dern, all of Baltimore; brother-inlaw, Dr. William Dern; special nephew, Keith Dern of Urbana; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Dern; brother, Warren (Marie) Woltz; and sister, Eunice (Paul) Woltz Ramsey Smith.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 207 S. Main St., Baltimore, with Rev. Jackie Nehls officiating. Burial to follow in Basil Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in Esther’s memory to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, Ohio 43123.

To send an online condolence, and sign the guest book, please visit www.funeralhome.com.

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