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ESTHER V. ATHERHOLT February 17, 1929 - April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

ESTHER VIOLA ATHERHOLT, 91, of West Wyoming passed away Friday in River Run Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Kingston.

Born in Wilkes-Barre she was the daughter of the late Louis and Pearl (Horlacher) Purvin. She was a graduate of the West Moreland High School class of 1947. For many years she owned along with her husband Gill’s Service Station of West Wyoming. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Hills Department Store. She was a member of the former Shoemaker Chapel and later attended the Wyoming United Methodist Church. For many years she was a Girl Scout Leader in West Wyoming and a 4-H leader of the Back Mountain. Esther was also involved with the West Wyoming Hose Co. No. 1 Women’s Auxiliary, Woman’s Christian Social group and the Wyoming-West Wyoming Little League.

Preceding her in death was her husband Guilford A. Atherholt Sr., Brother Frederick Purvin and Sister Geraldine Northcut.

Surviving are children; Peggy Watson, Douglasville, Ga; Donna Cave and her husband William, Dallas; Debbie Hettes and her husband John, Carverton; Tina Whiting, Pittston; Gill and his wife Dorothea, West Wyoming; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brother; Donald Purvin and his wife Carolyn, Shavertown; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held At the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming.

Interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com.


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    Linda Smith Butler says

    So very sorry for your loss. My dad, Jim Smith was great friends.with your dad.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Linda Smith Butler

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      Roseann Rudovitz says

      Tina and family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers

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    Susan Yurko Bayer says

    Debbie so sorry to hear about your Mom God Bless you and yoour family

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    George & Nancy Lehman says

    Gill, Nancy and I are very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please give our condolences to Dorothea and all your family. Your in our prayers

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    Barb Goldsmith says

    Deepest sympathy to Donna & family
    Sincerely from Barb Goldsmith & family

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    Rick & Linda Yarosavich says

    Gil and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    anastasia morgan says

    Esther was our neighbor in W.W. She was kind, thoughtful and one of the best neighbor’s one could have. Both she, husband and family I remember very well. I was a little girl that grew up with so many nice memories of this whole family. Me, I am the “Milkman’s Daughter” Marie Prokopchak. I will say a prayer for your beautiful Mother.
    Anastasia Marie Prokopchak Morgan

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    John & Linda Shypulefski says

    Our deepest sympathy, and so sorry it has happened at this time when you cannot be together.
    Rev. John and Linda Shypulefski
    Cousins on the Edwards side of the family

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    Alberta Hetro says

    Gil and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. I remember her as my Girl Scout leader. I also remember seeing her in her front yard pulling weeds, raking leaves and sweeping the steps as I traveled down 8th Street. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Alberta Nerozzi Hetro

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    Paulette Terrana-Haddock says

    Dear Gil and Dorothea, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy.

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    Ruth Smith says

    I fondly remember Esther, Gil, and the entire Atherholt family. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Ruth Smith

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      Anne/Ray says

      Gill,Dorothea and Family
      Sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
      Looking forward to a time we can get together.
      Anne and Ray

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    Stahley says

    Dear Gill Doretha and Family: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
    Carl and Barbra Stahley

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