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Esther Lavon (Skinner) VanNett
July 19, 1922 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old
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Esther Lavon VanNett, 101, passed away Friday, September 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 19, 1922, in Shelby Township, the daughter of Frank and Elsie (Green) Skinner.
Esther was married, December 5, 1938, to Raymond VanNett until his passing in 2000. She worked in the finishing department of MISCO, now Howmet. Esther enjoyed dancing, music, putting puzzles together and a big family.
Esther is survived by: her children, Constance “Connie” (William) Ramey, Raymond (Connie) VanNett; brother, Frank (Bernice) Skinner; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Esther was a second mother and grandmother to many in the community.
Esther was preceded in death by: her husband, Raymond; daughter, June Duell; sisters, Nedra, Aletha, Lila, Carol and Ruth; brothers, Gladden, Percy, Lawrence, Neal and Wayne.
Memorial services will be held at 11 am, October 28, 2023, New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First Street, New Era, Michigan 49446, with Pastor Rick Essenberg officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am until the start of services at the Church.
Memorial donations may be made to: Elara Hospice, 4743 West US 10 Highway, Suite 2, Ludington Michigan 49431 or The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State Street, Shelby Michigan 49455.
Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is assisting with arrangements.