Esther Mae Kirchhoefer, 91 of Paxton; a former Rantoul resident died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Church Of The Nazarene, 603 E. Grove Avenue, Rantoul with Pastor Michael E. Curtis officiating. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is handling arrangements.
Esther was born June 15, 1921, in Decatur the daughter of Bertram and Amanda Baker Ballard.
She is survived by one son, Otis (Maureen) Kirchhoefer of Schaumburg; one grandson, Kyle (Chelsea) Kirchhoefer of Savoy; one granddaughter, Kelly Kirchhoefer of Champaign; one great granddaughter, Reagan and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and two sisters.
Esther was a member of the Rantoul Church of The Nazarene. She served on the church board, was a Sunday school teacher and was a church volunteer. She loved reading the Bible and was known for sending cards of encouragement.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rantoul Church of The Nazarene.