Hester M. Metzger, 85, Lapel, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. She was born on Dec.13, 1927, in Pitsburg, Ohio, to Owen and Susie (Miller) Sides.
She is survived by her husband, of 64 years, Lester Metzger; eight children, Bob (Susan) Metzger of Lapel, Wayne Metzger of Pendleton, Gerald (Kathy) Metzger of Noblesville, Marilyn (Eldon) Garber of Pendleton, Margaret (Roger) Garber of Chambersburg, Pa., Patricia (Jesse) Riffey of Hillsboro, WI, John Metzger of Pendleton, and Bill (Beth) Metzger of Lapel; 29 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Joe (Essie) Sides, Oliver (Ina) Sides, Walter Sides, and Harley Sides; two sisters, Ethel Jamison, and Eunice (Lester) Filbrun; a brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marillis Richardson; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester (Martha) Sides, Charley Sides; sisters, Ruth (Lester Hollinger and Dorman Hudson), Florence (Emmett) Brubaker, and Phyllis Yoder; brothers-in-law, Merle Jamison, and Bill (Gladys) Metzger; sisters-in-law, Billye Sides, Jerry Sides, and Beulah (Clarence) Cook.
Visitation was from 1- 5 p.m. and 6- 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Old German Baptist Brethren Church in Pendleton. Burial will follow in Pleasant
Valley Cemetery, Pendleton.
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