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Esther Newell

07/13/1932
02/19/2023

Esther Newell of Lowell, passed away at the age of 90 on February 19, 2023. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Clyde Newell; parents, Cornelius and Gertrude Meeuwsen; and siblings, Kenneth Meeuwsen, Russell Meeuwsen, Robert Meeuwsen, Wayne Meeuwsen, and Bea Hoeskstra. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Wood; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Esther held the role of Class Secretary and graduated from Lowell High School in 1950. The early part of her career was spent at Newell Manufacturing followed by decades as an accounting manager at Foremost Insurance. Esther was a member of the Lowell Church of the Nazarene her entire adult life. She held the position of Treasurer for years and regularly volunteered to put on funeral luncheons and events at the church. She was an avid knitter and loved to make baby blankets for newborns. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, cooking, and canning. Esther taught several family members the joys of cooking and the tradition of canning.

Funeral services will be held at 12 PM, Friday, February 24, 2023, at the Lowell Church of Nazarene, 201 N. Washington St., Lowell, MI 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Jim Geldhof officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowell Church of the Nazarene.

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7 Responses

  1. So sorry to hear of Esther’s passing. Loved her sense of humor and friendly nature.

  2. So sorry for the passing of Esther. We were classmates of the LHS class of 1950. I miss our phone conversations. Esther kept track of our classmates and we worked on our reunions, our last was the 65th.

  3. Esther was so easy to talk to.
    Always made us feel welcome at family gatherings. Praying for family and friends who will miss her.

  4. How does one describe a lifetime friendship in just a few sentences? Esther and I met when she was in grade school attending the McIntyre school, located on Grand River Drive. We became best of friends when that school closed and she transferred to LHS. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. We will meet again.

  5. So Sorry about her passing she was such a sweetheart! Worked at Newell when she was there! Was always so friendly! When she would come to the factory! Her sister Ruthie was Wonderful also both so friendly!

  6. What a beautiful person. We have enjoyed her friendship for many years.! We will miss visiting with her.

    Our condolences to her family
    Your friends at Daisy Floral

  7. I will always remember Esther as someone who gave selflessly to her community. She served so many people over the years. I remember her countless years of preparing and serving food at the fellowship hall, and providing youth ministry- Caravan- rides alongside her husband Clyde. Many a youth attended Caravan and heard the Word because of them.
    May Esther always be remembered for her selfless spirit and her love of the Lord.

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Lowell Church of Nazarene

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Lowell, MI 49331