Esther Elizabeth Hartzell Hixon
Esther Elizabeth Hartzell Hixon, age 92, of Renfrew passed away, Tuesday morning November 1, 2011, at her residence. Born in Butler, May 31, 1919, she was the daughter of the late David L. and Carrie Maharg Hartzell.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Evans City. She was a former member of Meridian Alliance Church. She was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and Church board member. She was active in family, community and Church. She was a farm wife, and co-owner and founder of Sunset Acres and Peaceful Valley Farms in Brownsdale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Hixon, whom she married on October 6, 1937, and died on September 30, 1987. She was preceded in death by, three sister, Miriam Cashdollar, Jean Mock, and Ruth Hill, a brother, John Hartzell, a daughter in-law, Eunice Hixon, and a grandson Jeffrey Hixon.
Survived by: four sons, Donald E., Grayson "Boots" (Kathy), Wayne (Wanda) Hixon, all of Butler, and Philip (Sheri) Hixon, of Evans City. One brother, D. Dale (Bette) Hartzell, of Butler. Thirteen grandchildren, Eugene, Barry, Danial, James, Andrew, Ann, Peter, Tom, Donald, Philip John Hixon, Joy Cetnar, Amanda Slupe, and Alicia Norman. Thirty-five great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandsons.
Relatives and friends of Esther E. Hixon, who died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, will be received at the A. Carl Kinsey-Ronald N. Volz Funeral Home, 328 West Main Street, Evans City, PA 16033 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday. Services will be held from the funeral home on Friday, November 4, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in the Brownsdale Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Fund, P.O. 2031, Butler PA 16003-2031