Esther Jost, 81

Esther Ruth Goossen Jost, 81, retired teacher and free-lance writer, died June 30 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Services were held July 2 at Columbus Mennonite Church, Oakland Park, with Dan Schrock officiating. A private burial was held at Union Cemetery.

She was born March 24, 1919, in Hillsboro. On Feb. 11, 1941, she was married to Arthur Jost, who predeceased her.

They lived much of their lives in Reedley, Calif.

Survivors include three sons, David and wife Elaine of Watertown, Mass., Timothy and wife Ruth Stoltzfus of Columbus, Ohio, and John and wife Suzanne Jost of Peoria, Ill., and five grandsons.

Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice in her memory.

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