Sept. 17, 1921 — Jan. 21, 2007
NAPLES, Fla. — Esther Lenore Burtchin, 85, of Naples, died Sunday.
She was born Sept. 17, 1921 in Lima and had been a resident of Naples since 1982 coming from Norwalk, Ohio.
She graduated from Capital University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught in Ohio schools for 19 years. She was an active member of Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church in Naples.
She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Burtchin of Naples; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Kathy Burtchin of Pemberville, Ohio and Mark J. and Michelle Burtchin of Naples; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary B. Henderson of Deer Park, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul R. and Barbara Bowsher of Lima, Ohio and North Fort Myers, and Samuel Ross and Doris Bowsher of Cridersville, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105 or to Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, 6020 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples, Fla. 34113.
Fuller Funeral Home in Naples is handling arrangements.