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Esther V. Risher

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Esther V. Risher, 93, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, near Wheatland in Knox County.

She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Greene County, the daughter of Charles P. and Nellie (Courtney) Trotter.

She worked as a registered nurse at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, at a hospital in Terre Haute, at Freeman Greene County Hospital in Linton and at Lakeview Memorial Hospital in Danville, Ill. She was a member of the Linton First United Methodist Church, the Greene County General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, serving as a Pink Lady and the Order of Eastern Star in Oakland City. She graduated from Indiana University in Indianapolis in 1939 with a degree in nursing, ran a maternity hospital during World War II in Oakland City, taught practical nursing at Danville Community College in Danville, Illinois, was Director of Nursing in a nursing home in southern, Illinois and was an avid reader.

Survivors include a son, John H. (Rita) Risher of Livingston, Tx.; a daughter, Margaret Anne (Jim) Boggess of Woodstock, Georgia; three grandsons, David Risher of Elk River, Minn., Corey Boggess of Woodstock, Ga., and Scott Boggess of Acworth, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Riley Boggess.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold M. Risher, Nov. 28, 1984, two sisters, Edna Mae Hensley and Ava Cooprider; and two brothers, Jim Trotter and Kenneth Trotter.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with Rev. Michael Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to www.welchcornett.com.