Thoms, Esther S., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Covenant-Cooper. Age 92 years. Esther was born on September 3, 1921, in Ft. Collins, CO, to the late Conrad and Anna Marie Stahr. She married Clifford F. Thoms on July 15, 1939, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Saginaw. They resided on their farm in Kochville Twp. He predeceased her on November 3, 2001. They were members of Peace Lutheran Church. Esther enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. For many years she belonged to a local ladies Bridge club. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Seitner’s and Weichman’s department stores. During her last year of life, Esther resided at Wescourt Apts. and enjoyed new friends and activities. She is survived by her children, Ronald (Sharon) Thoms, Clifford J. Thoms and Janet (Gary) Tilley; three grandchildren, Kristi and Justin Thoms; Megan (Justin) Manni; three great-granddaughters; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Stahr; and many nieces and nephews. Esther was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. Funeral and committal services will take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Paul R. Hinz will officiate. Esther’s final resting place will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Peace Lutheran Church. Memories and sympathies of Esther may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.