Esther E. (Palmer) Troutman, 100, of Washington Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville.
A daughter of the late Earl Palmer and Elizabeth (Hinds) Palmer, she was born on December 26, 1919 in Indiana, PA.
Esther was a homemaker who had returned to school later in life to receive her high school diploma in 1970. As an 81-year member of the Pine Run Presbyterian Church of Markle, she had been an Elder of the church, a Sunday School teacher, and past president of the women’s association. Esther was also a member of the “Red Hats”, Markle Women’s Bowling League and the Peace & Happiness Quilt Club. She enjoyed gardening, reading, baking, doing crafts, quilting and crocheting.
Survivors include a son, Adam K. Troutman Jr. (Debra) of Apollo; three daughters, Shirley A. “Covey” Bigenho (special friend, Tom Beers) of Apollo, Laura L. Girardi (James) of Leechburg, Audrey L. Sleigh (John) of Arnold; son-in-law, Doug Powell of Plum; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, as well as great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adam K. Troutman Sr. on January 8, 1996; a daughter, Barbara Powell; a granddaughter, Diana Klingensmith; a great-grandson, Joseph Macdonald; a great-great-granddaughter, Rebecca Macdonald; two brothers, Ralph “Kermit” Palmer and Leroy Palmer; two sisters, Laurellen Shaffer and Leona Snyder; and a son-in-law, Herbert N. Covey Jr.
Friends will be welcomed by her family on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). Funeral ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Pine Run Presbyterian Church, 1117 White Cloud Road, Apollo, with Rev. Lanny Mellinger officiating. Interment following at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Esther’s name to the Pine Run Presbyterian Church, 1117 White Cloud Road, Apollo, PA 15613.
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