Official Obituary of

Esther E. Spitler

October 30, 1931 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Esther Spitler Obituary

Esther E. Spitler

Age 92, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. She was born October 30, 1931, in Ludlow Falls, Ohio, to her parents Frank E. & Mary F. (Wackler) Hess. Esther graduated from Newton High School class of 1949. On November 26, 1949, she married Dale E. Spitler and together they shared a life for nearly 75 years. In 1981, Esther graduated from Upper Valley Joint Vocational School with a LPN nursing degree. She worked as a nurse at Dettmer Hospital, Stouder Hospital and later retired from Upper Valley Medical Center. She will be missed and remembered by her loving husband Dale; children and their spouses Cindy & Chris Hancock of Summerville, South Carolina, Bonnie Powell of Pleasant Hill, Marty Spitler & Wilma Francis of Arcanum; grandsons Nathan (Sonya) Jones, Gavin (Jessica) Spitler, Jorde (Jaclyn) Spitler, Jason Powell, Van (Jordan) Spitler, Holtt Spitler; granddaughters Heather Jones, Julie (Mike) Velkoff, Holly (Dustin) Alexander, Jenny Jones; 13 great grandchildren;  sister and brother-in-law Mary & Carrol Stump; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  She was preceded in death by her son Van Spitler; brothers Paul Hess and Roy Hess; son-in-law Larry Powell. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 19, at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, 300 E. Monument Street, Pleasant Hill, with interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM Monday, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Street, Pleasant Hill. In so desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Barn, 2140 N Rench Rd, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359. Memories may be shared with the family online at

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March 18, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home
1 S. Main Street
Pleasant Hill, OH 45359

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren
300 E. Monument Street
Pleasant Hill, OH 45359


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