Esther Frederick – Mt. Erie

Esther K. Frederick, 96, of Mt Erie, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor at Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Esther was born March 17, 1922 at Mt. Erie, Illinois to Joseph and Ellen (Shannon) Kunce.  She married Cecil B. Frederick September 28, 1940 at Mayfield, Kentucky.  He preceded her in death November 29, 1999.

She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of Mt. Erie Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She especially enjoyed gardening and driving the farm tractors.

Esther is survived by a daughter Coleen (Kent) Saxe of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and a son Coy Frederick of Mt. Erie, Illinois; one sister Joyce Neaville and a brother James (Carmon) Kunce both of Fairfield, Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren Julie (Heath) Clodfelter, Curt (Heidi) Frederick, Clint Frederick, Aaron Saxe and Andrew Saxe; great grandchildren London Smith, Emery and Casen Frederick and Levi and Seth Clodfelter.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 59 years, Cecil, her parents, brother Leslie Kunce and daughter-in-law Rosemary Frederick.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, November 16, 2018 at Mt. Erie Christian Church.  Visitation will be 12:00 pm to time of service on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Mt. Erie Christian Church.

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Hosselton-Meridith Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.