Sunday, March 7, 2010

Esther L. Ludy (March 5, 2010)

Esther L. Ludy, 79, of Arcanum (Painter Creek) died Friday, March 5, 2010. Mrs. Ludy had been in failing health. She was born November 29, 1930 in rural West Milton to the late John and Laura (Smith) Knife. She and her husband, Robert E. Ludy, were owners of the former Ludy's Harley Davidson Sales in Painter Creek, where she was the bookkeeper. Esther was a member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren, lifetime member of the Paint Creek Hog Club, a volunteer at Shawnee Prairie, and a member of the Darke County Birders. She was preceded by her husband Robert, who died May 11, 2000, and two brothers Emerson and Harold Knife. She is survived by daughter Roberta Deskins and husband Bobby of O'Fallen, MO; son Stephen Ludy and wife Barbara of rural Bradford; granddaughter Michelle Deskins; 2 nephews Garry & Jerry Knife. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Monday March 8, 2010 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor David Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2 - 5 PM Sunday at the funeral home.