Esther Nellie Noviski / Aug. 20, 1916-Oct. 9, 2009

Published 1:57pm Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Esther Nellie Noviski, 93, formerly of Edwardsburg, died quietly in the presence of loving family on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Tate-King Funeral Home, 2370 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ben Lester of The Hart United Methodist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment will be in North Weare Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.

She was born Esther Nellie English on Aug. 20, 1916, in Oceana County to Nellie (Wilder) English and Willard Rosefield English.

She lived in the Pentwater area from birth until 1954, raising a family with Everett Parnell and working as a bookkeeper in the local grocery store in Pentwater.
She moved to Edwardsburg, where she raised a daughter with Carl Clement.

She owned and operated several restaurants including Esthers Cafe in the Edwardsburg area over a period of about 20 years. She was then a President Club representative for Avon for many years.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors and the Edwardsburg Business and Professional Womens Club.

She spent the last two years of her life in the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Link of Edwardsburg and Arlene (Ralph) Cole of Paris; a son, Raymond (Jean) Parnell of Berkley; four sisters, Mary (Thurlow) Stagner of Montague, Maxine (Keith) Rice of Kent City, Donna Lupini of Mear and Evelyn Thompson of Muskegon; two brothers, James (Naomi) English of Bloomington, Ind. and Gerald (Trudy) Sibley of Hart; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Emma Jane (Don) Mataya of St. Louis, Mo. and Doris Parnell , who died in infancy; three brothers, Edmond English, who died in infancy; William Carl English and George English, both of Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Grace Eyestone of Hart and husbands, William (Everett) Parnell of Pentwater, Carl Clement of Edwardsburg, Delbert Jochem of Galien and Alonzo Noviski of Edwardsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Arrangements were by Tate-King Funeral Home, Hart.

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