Obituary For Esther R. (Augenstein) Duprey

Written by on March 9, 2020

Esther R. (Augenstein) Duprey  94

of Kenton


A funeral service for Esther R. (Augenstein) Duprey will be held at 12:00 P.M. noon on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Pastor Amber Rex officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery in Kenton. Friends and family may visit 2 hours prior to services at the funeral home.

She died on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 5, 1925 in Waldo, Ohio to the late Alvin A. and Clara (Mautz) Augenstein. On February 10, 1949 she married Wayne L. Duprey and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2012.

Surviving are 2 daughters; Carolyn (Robert) Heilman of North Port, FLA, Linda (Joseph) Ferguson of Ada, 2 sons; Howard (Cathy) Duprey of Alger, Russell (Dawn) Duprey of West Liberty, 8 grandchildren; Laura Ferguson, Nichole (Quinn) Morris, Danielle (Eric) Klaus, Melissa (Josh Moeddel) Kearns, Ranelle (Brian) Rizor, Luke Duprey, Jason Heilman, Daniel Heilman, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother; Earl Augenstein, a sister; Mary Louise Moses and a great-grandson; Blaine Morris.

Esther was a homemaker and a  member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the McDonald Grange and the Hardin County Cattle Women’s  Association.

She was truly passionate about giving back to her community and volunteering. She volunteered for the Red Cross for many years and the Hardin Memorial Hospital. She spent many hours volunteering at the hospital as a member of the Hospital Guild and the Pink Ladies. She loved to be around people and help them however she could.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the McDonald Grange Hall or the Mennonite Memorial Home.

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