Funeral service for Esther Lillian (Salonimer) Price, 95, Lawrence, Kansas, will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. She passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She was born on January 8, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Phillip and Maude Lillian (Parrish) Salonimer.
Esther was an administrative assistant for the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a member of a madrigal singing group Voci de Camera. She was an active member of the Christian Women’s Club and attended the Free Methodist Church. Esther’s hobbies included knitting, sewing, traveling, cooking, hosting family and friends, and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
In 1953, Esther married Glenn W. Price and on January 4, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. He survives as well as two daughters, Mary Ann Johnson and her husband, Alan, of Topeka, Kansas and Marsha E. Bales and her husband, Irwin, of St. Francisville, Illinois; two sons, Kenneth D. Price and his wife, Sharon, of Lenexa, Kansas and Jeffrey G. Price and his wife, Cheryl, of Chantilly, Virginia; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Rebecca Doster of Independence, Missouri. Esther was preceded in death by a son, Kevin W. Price, one sister Sarah Setchfield, and two brothers, Joseph and David Salonimer.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to International Child Care Ministries or Gideons International and may be sent in care of the mortuary.