Mrs. Esther Irene Warner, age 95 formerly of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 7:20 A.M. Monday March 21, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio. Irene was born September 21, 1915 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of the late Charles & Anna (Rismiller) Snell.
She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, the WELCA Circle #4 of the church, Arcanum Garden Club, Walley Byrum Caravan Club International and had been a 4-H Leader.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband R.J. (Roger) Warner in 1984; daughter Roberta Bonekowski in 2005; sisters Clara Snell, Frieda Snell, Emma Snell and Velma (Snell) Brewer; Brothers Walter Snell and Frederick Snell.
Irene is survived by daughters and sons in law Deanna & Tim Collins of Tipp City and Barbara & Doug Lambert of Arcanum. Grandchildren Brittany Collins, Brenda Flatter, Mike Flatter, Becky Chrisman, Jerry Chrisman, Letitia Hocker, Rick Hocker, Mark Altic, Kelly Altic, Scott Altic and Lisa Altic. Great grandchildren Shawn Flatter, Jennifer Flatter, Kristina (Chrisman) Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Devin Chrisman, Kylee Hocker, Lakin Hocker, Logan Altic, Levi Altic, Amber Altic and Colt Altic. Great great grandchildren Kaylee Flatter, Isaac Flatter, Sofia Chrisman and Zoey Robinson. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday March 27, 2011 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7814 State Route 121-N. Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:30 P.M. until time of the services in the church.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund, Arcanum Rescue Service or Hospice of Darke County.
Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to http://www.zecharbailey.com/.