Esther G. Wise, 84, of West Union, W.Va. (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) passed away Sunday (Dec. 22, 2013) at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
She was born at Marr, Ohio on July 22, 1929, a daughter of the late Hiram and Grace Holiday Kinsey.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Hines Chapel Church of Christ, Sycamore Valley, Ohio and the Jackson Ridge Church of Christ near Woodsfield, Ohio. Esther enjoyed quilting and doll collecting in her spare time.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Asa Wise on Dec. 28, 1996; eight sisters, Sarah McLaughlin, Ida Shook, Bernice Cole, Clara Valentine, Elsie Blair, Flossie Kinsey, Alice DeAngelo and Evaline Payne Jones; and one brother, John Kinsey.
Surviving are three daughters, Saundra Francis of Newport, Ohio, Wanda (Jeff) Gardner of Graysville, Ohio, Patricia (Bruce) Erb of Lower Salem, Ohio; three sons, Larry (Nancy) Wise of Woodsfield, Ohio, Gary Wise and his friend Cheryl of Graysville, Ohio, and Terry Wise of West Union, West Virginia; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, with Max Winland officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Graysville, Ohio.