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Esther attended school in Pella and after two years at Pella High School, she started working at Rolscreen (now known as Pella Corp.) until she quit to take care of her mother.
On March 28, 1945, she was united in marriage to Virgil J. Boot, at the First Reformed Church parsonage. To this union they were blessed with four children: Lois, Verle, Keith and Denise. They made their home with Virgil's parents on the family farm five miles south of Sully. After retiring from farming, Esther and Virgil built a house in Pella in 1989.
Esther enjoyed knitting, playing cards and entertaining. She was remembered for being a good cook and especially her cream pies. Esther was a life-long member of First Reformed Church where she made profession of faith. She was active in Ladies Aid, Keenagers, quilting and she served as pastor care elder.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband Virgil, her son Keith, her parents Anthony and Pauline Klein, her sons-in-law Leon Van Zee and Larry Allgood, her siblings: Henry (Esther) Klein, Lucille (Jake) De Ronde, Almira (Cornie) Reynen, and Lavina (Alfred) Vander Werff, and her parents-in-law John and Pauline Boot.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Lois and Bill Van Weelden of New Sharon, Verle and Corrine Boot of Pella, and Denise and the late Larry Allgood of Oskaloosa; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral were held on August 16, at the First Reformed Church in Pella. Memorials may be given to the First Reformed Church. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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