Esther Elizabeth Moss Wulfkuhle
Esther Elizabeth Moss Wulfkuhle, 88, passed away September 25, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge Health Center in Lawrence. Services will be held on Monday, September 29 at 2pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, with visitation preceding the service at 12:30pm.
Esther was born on March 19, 1926 in Topeka to George and Dorothy (Hildenbrand) Moss. Esther married Wesley Wulfkuhle on October 15, 1944 in Topeka. They shared 40 years together until he preceded her in death on May 17, 1985.
Esther was a member of Stull United Methodist Church, where she was the organist for more than 50 years. She was an active member of United Methodist Women and the AJ Chapter of PEO. She was also a 60-year member of the Extension Homemakers Unit, a member of the Lecompton Historical Society, and served in many other volunteer organizations in the Lawrence/Lecompton/Topeka area.
Esther is survived by her two daughters, Noell Memmott (Jay) of Sioux Falls, SD and Karen Wulfkuhle of Roeland Park. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Jenny Memmott (Joseph Hagen) of Prairie Village.
Memorials may be given to the Wesley Wulfkuhle Memorial Fund. The fund, created in 1985, educates young people in rural Mexico for ministry in their local community. Contributions can be sent to the Kansas East Conference United Methodist Church P.O. 4187, Topeka, KS 66604.
I am so very saddened to hear about the passing of Esther. As the mother of Noell (such a wonderful friend to me since high school), Esther has also always been so very special to me. She was so very kind and sweet, and always made everyone seem so welcome in her presence. And, each time I think of her, it always makes me smile. I will miss her; miss her smile; and, I will even miss the sound of her voice . . .
I’m going to miss Esther so much! Things just won’t be the same without her! Her smile could light up a room in an instant! I’m blessed to have met such a wonderful woman!
So sorry to hear that Esther passed away. My dad is at Pioneer Ridge. I often visited with her while I was there visiting my him. Such a sweet person. Enjoyed her company and the stories about her life.
Jenny, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May your memories be great and comforting.