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Esther Spindel

September 8, 1934 — December 9, 2021

Esther Spindel, 87 of Edinburg, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Carriage Crossing Senior Living in Taylorville.

She was born on September 8, 1934 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Esther graduated from the American High School in Mexico City in 1952 and went on to attend Texas College of Arts & Industrial in Kingsville, Texas. She married John G Spindel Jr. on February 2, 1957 in Springfield and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2020.

Esther was a member of the Edinburg United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School among other activities. She began her working career at the Franklin Life Insurance Company in Springfield, later working as a secretary for the Edinburg Schools. Later she worked for J.C. Penny in Springfield and finally as a seamstress for Memorial Medical Center. She was active in many areas throughout her life including 4-H and Girl Scout Leader, President of the Edinburg Women’s Club, and serving as an election judge. She enjoyed crafts, traveling, especially to Colorado, and enjoying spicy foods.

She is survived by her children: Bill Spindel (Pamela) of Springfield, Laurie Ingram (Brad) of Athens, and Cindy Norris (Paul) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jill Wilson (Charles), Sarah Brockelsby (Garrett), Ivy Havrilka (Adam), Ashley Cantrall (Michael), and Betsy Burris (Austin); great grandchildren: Cheyenne Wilson, Archer Wilson, Evelyn Cantrall, and Levi Havrilka; and brother: Johnny Huegal (Yvonne) of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents: Fredrick and Alleen (DeGaris) Huegel; husband: John G Spindel Jr.; sister: Mildred Gonthier; and infant sister: Francis Huegel.

A memorial service for Esther will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the Edinburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church. Inurnment will be in the Edinburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Edinburg United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Esther, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.

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  1. Sharon White on December 19, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    We camped together. She was always a joy to be around. Condolences on your loss. May she rest in peace

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