Esther Jane Starwalt

Esther Jane Starwalt

Esther Jane Starwalt

Member of Northside Christian Church

Esther Jane Starwalt, 87, wife to Leonard LeRoy Starwalt for 70 years, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Lexington. She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on October 23, 1932 to the late John Otis and Margaret Mary Furey Fowler. Esther was a member of Northside Chrisitan Church in Georgetown, a switch board operator and bookkeeper at Farmers Bank. She loved to crochet and was known as “The Smiley Face Lady”, because she shared smiley face stickers with people she came in contact with.

In addition to her husband, Leonard, she is survived by her children: Leonard Bruce Starwalt (Brenda) of Georgetown, Deborah Lynn Starwalt (Doug) of Florida and Gary Alan Starwalt (Lisa) of Stamping Ground, two grandchildren: Bradley Alan Starwalt (Tara) and Chelsey Layne Starwalt (Glenn), one great grandson and one great granddaughter, and a sister, Ruth Mae Bremer of St. Louis, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John Otis Fowler, Robert Wayne Fowler, Jim Fowler, and Charles Fowler; her sisters, Dorothy, and Alice Mayo.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service, officiated by Minister Tommy Simpson.

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Due to Governor Beshear’s mandate, 50% occupancy of the funeral home will be in practice and face coverings and proper social distancing are required for all who attend. 

We, at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home would like to thank the family for understanding during this time of change and for allowing us 

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