Esther H. Jones, age 88, of Mars, passed away on Friday evening, June 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford.
Born in West View, PA on April 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Amelia Moll Hollenberger.
Esther had worked for Bell Telephone in the operator and engineering departments and later was the Adams Twp. Tax Collector for 16 years and was a school bus driver for the Mars School District.
She had been the treasurer for the Mars Historical Society, was a member of the Butler County and PA Farm Bureaus, was a 4-H leader, a band booster and Farm Show volunteer, where she served on the board and was treasurer. She also belonged to the Mars AARP and also delivered meals for South Butler Community Meals on Wheels.
Esther was a member of St. Kilian Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Christian Mothers and helped with funeral dinners for many years.
Surviving are her daughters, Ruth Trumbetta (Don) of Jeannette, Esther Seebacher (Bill) of Slippery Rock, Shirley Lawther (Jeff) of Mars, Becky Tyson (Dave) of Slippery Rock, Janet Gilson (Bob) of Economy Boro and Rosemarie Streb (Scott) of Mars, her grandchildren, Tom, Bill (Karie), Diane (Jared), Matthew (Rachel), Christopher (Robin), Jonathan (Mackenzie), Emily, Amanda (Colton), Rebecca (Chad), Elizabeth (Rebecca), Carissa, Ashley, Alyssa (Lee) and Stephanie, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph T. Jones, who she married on August 24, 1957 and who died on March 26, 2014. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Esther was preceded in death by her siblings, Samuel, Robert, James and John Hollenberger, Doris Kern, Amelia “Babe” McConaghy and Viola Hudak.
The family wished to thank the staff at Concordia of Cranberry and Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Fr. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Kilian Church, South Butler Community Meals on Wheels or the Mars Historical Society. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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