Esther Lillian Price

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.


9 Condolences

  1. Vicki and Glenn Haverkamp on January 13, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Please accept our sympathies for the loss of Mrs. Price. When I look at her picture I see her lovely daughter, Mary Ann. Mary Ann loved her mother dearly and was blessed to be able to spend those last months, by her side. Mrs.Price must have been a special lady to have such a wonderful daughter and family. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jane (Reed) Wilson and Joseph Wilson on January 13, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    To Dad Glenn, Mary Ann, Marsha, Ken, Jeff, and your families, we send our deepest condolences on the death of Esther. The loss of this wonderful and very special human being is a loss to all of us, but I know especially difficult for her husband and children. In Esther I saw a woman who loved everyone, was the epitome of positive and giving, and who made everyone feel special. I carry very special memories of my times with the Price family and with Esther. I especially remember going to one of her performances with all you and she and hearing beautiful singing coming from the front seat as she practiced on the way there. Love and hugs to you all.
    –Jane (Reed) and Joseph Wilson, Philadelphia

  3. David Davis on January 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Glenn and family, you were so blessed to have such a remarkable and loving wife and mother. I and my parents (Rod and Marian Davis) had and have such warm feelings toward you and Esther during our lives –
    David Davis, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  4. Dave and Jan Wiese on January 14, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Dave and Jan Wiese: We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

  5. Susan Krsnich on January 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of Ken’s mother. Prayers for your family.

  6. Roger and Betty Parrish on January 14, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Our profound condolences to Glenn and their family. Esther was an important part of my and my brother John childhood having all grown up in Detroit where we were all born. My father John Stanley was brother to Maude, Esther’s mother. He introduced her to Phillip Salonimer when he first came to our church in Detroit. The Salonimer family children were older than us so we looked up to them. When our families got together, they were the ones who had the great fun ideas. Now time has taken Sarah, Joseph, David and now Esther from us. Rebecca is now the loan survivor of that talented family of our cousins, and we miss them all. Rest gently Esther and we trust you will be close to your siblings and parents again.

  7. Al Negen on January 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Not often that a carpenter gets to become friends of customers. Thanks for letting me in to your lives. It was a joy to be able to not only remodel your kitchen and deck, but more specifically to have time with you in visiting and prayer. i will continue to lift you up in your time of loss.

  8. alice huyett on January 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Lloyd and Alice Huyett

    when our parents get to go home is a very special time in our lives. Pray blessings on you at this time. Would have liked to hear her sing.

  9. Rita Pettit on January 18, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for all these good pictures. Your father & mother both meant a lot to my family. Your Father as my son, Paul`s teacher at KU and your Mother helping so much with our Stonecroft Ministries Dinners in Lawrence. You have been a precious friend to me. God bless all of you abundantly at this time of your mother`s going home to be with our wonderful LORD.

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