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Esther Margaret Palm
January 17, 1926 - August 28, 2018
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Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church--Forsyth, Mo.
Tuesday 9/4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran Church--Forsyth, Missouri
Tuesday 9/4, 11:00 am

Esther Margaret Palm age 92, of Merriam Woods, Missouri passed away on August 28, 2018 at the Forsyth Care Center in Forsyth, Missouri. Esther was born on January 17, 1926 to Hugo and Emma (Fitschen) Strauch in Washburn, Illinois. She married Wendell Palm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Washburn, Illinois on September 28, 1946.…

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Rebecca Schumacher left a message on September 5, 2018:
Esther and Wendell were relatives, but more importantly, great friends of our family. We would visit their home in Varna. Esther even hosted my in-laws in Varna, when I married in La Rose since there were no decent motels. I believe that Esther and Wendell were a great influence on my folks in their decision to retire to the Branson area. I know they were a great help while they were there. I will fondly remember our time together for visits, both in IL and MO. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Katie Palm left a message on August 30, 2018:
Everytime I think of grandma, I remember here voice. When I'd call her and say it was me she would always say "Well Hi!" Whenever she would ask you if you needed a hand, she would clap her hands together. When she would go to put on her makeup she always said "I have to go put my war paint on!" Her hands were always so warm and comforting. I loved spending the summer with her. Following her routine of church activities and errands in the morning, lunch and soap operas in the afternoon, games and dinner at night. Almost every morning we would have breakfast and watch her bird feeder outside the window. She would get mad when a squirrel would climb onto the feeder and scare away her birds. Other mornings we would meet her friends in town for breakfast and socializing. When grandpa died I know she felt lost and scared of having to figure things out on her own. But being the strong woman she was, she went out and continued on life. I remember having to call Rev. Wilkey one time to see if she was ok, because I couldn't get ahold of her for a week. She was always out and about. Being a child during the depression, she had to be strong. I remember her telling me about her childhood and showing me photos. My favorite one is of her holding her babydoll, which she still had, and sitting her little rocking chair. The same rocking chair that I enjoyed through my childhood and still sits in my parent's house. She always kept such a clean house. You never had dirty clothes when you were anywhere with her. Something I think I might have picked up from her because I get annoyed when I see my hamper has dirty clothes in it. She didn't think much of having dogs, or other animals, in the house because to her it was dirty. But then one day, while she was visiting us in San Diego, we had to put our dog Buddy down. Our other dog, Beau, was heartbroken. The following day, I came home from school to find Beau sitting in the chair with grandma watching TV. I was shocked and all she said was "He was sad." She had such a warm heart and was there to comfort you. As much as it hurts to say goodbye, I know she is at peace now, with God and grandpa. I want to say thank you to all of her friends and neighbors who helped her after my grandpa passed and continued for the last 20 years. Thank you to Rev. Wilkey and Shepherd of The Lakes Lutheran Church for continuing to support her when she became ill. She loved you all so much.
Susan LaPorte left a message on August 29, 2018:
Esther was my baptismal sponsor as well as my wonderful aunt. Will never forget her sparkling eyes and working in been fields in the summertime. So thankful to know she had the certain hope if salvation thru Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior!
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