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Esther J Cone
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Birth: 1909
Death: 2004

LEAD - Esther J. Cone, 94, Lead, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Sturgis Community Health Care Center. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lead, with Rev. Peary Wilson, officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Lawn Cemetery, Lead. Memorials have been established for the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Lead Kiwanis Club scholarship fund. Esther Heeren was born November 21, 1909, in the rural Moody County home of her parents, G.N. and Gertie (Haak) Heeren. She attended the local rural school through the grades and Trent High School. Further education was received at Dakota State University, Black Hills State University and Colorado State University. She taught at a rural Moody County school and at Columbia, S.D., before her marriage. Later she taught in the Lead Public Schools from 1947 to 1974, mostly kindergarten. Marriage to Harold D. Cone took place at Madison, S.D., June 30, 1932. They were blessed with 69 wonderful years together before Harold's death in 2001. The couple lived at Bridgewater, S.D., Iowa City and Clear Lake, Iowa, before moving to Lead in 1942. Esther was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lead, United Methodist Women, and Wesley Ann Circle. She was also active in many organizations including Lead Women's Club, Kappa Delta Pi, South Dakota Education Association, National Education Association, Kindergarten Round Table, Delta Kappa Gamma, Bide-A-Wee, and Hospital Auxiliary. After her retirement, Esther was an active volunteer in many community projects including Meals On Wheels, Twin City Beautification, RIF book distribution, and she crocheted caps to be given to new babies, even after the Hospital Auxiliary disbanded. She was one of the volunteers who taught the English language to the Vietnamese refugee family sponsored by the Lead United Methodist Church. She was nominated for Women of Achievement and cited for service to the Kiwanis Club. Esther was a prolific needle-crafter, providing at least one pair of mittens yearly for her grandchildren, great-, and great-great-grandchildren, and others. She was also a seamstress and sewed for her family. Esther also enjoyed baking and kept family and friends supplied with cookies. She was in her element when surrounded by her family at holiday gatherings and birthday celebrations. Esther is survived by two daughters, Rosalie Driscoll, Vermillion, S.D., and Kathryn (Wayne) Wanhanen, Deadwood, four grandchildren, Whitney Driscoll, Spearfish, Colleen Carroll, Elk Point, Jodi Ryan, Deadwood, and Julie Shoop, Lead, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, three sisters; Mabel Schoon, Irene Reiff and Ruth Anderson, and by a great-granddaughter, Stacey Sue Ryan. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel, Spearfish..

Published in Rapid City Journal on June 27, 2004 
 
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 Parents:
  Garrelt Nonnen Heeren (1874 - 1961)
  Gertie Haak Heeren (1872 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Harold D Cone (1906 - 2001)
 
 Siblings:
  Mabel Tallea Heeren Schoon (1903 - 1986)*
  Irene E. Heeren Reiff (1904 - 1966)*
  Ruth Heeren Anderson (1907 - 1972)*
  Esther J Cone (1909 - 2004)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Lawn Cemetery
Englewood
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
 
Maintained by: Gregg Gropel
Originally Created by: Beth.Bailey
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100879576
Esther J Cone
Added by: Beth.Bailey
 
Esther J Cone
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