She was born June 10, 1936, in Terre Haute, the daughter of William Curtis and Pearl M. (Wilmer) Dubbs.
Esther married Donald Ray Modesitt Sept. 27, 1957. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Esther enjoyed making Christmas Ornaments, working with needle point crafts, word finds and playing Bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald Modesitt, son Wayne Modesitt, and sister Rosemary Dubbs.
Survivors include her sons Bill Modesitt, Brazil, and Ron Modesitt, Terre Haute, daughter Jan Osborn (Mike), Brazil, four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, sisters Emma Deal and Mary Elkins, both of Terre Haute, as well as several extended family members.
Graveside services will be at Calcutta Cemetery, five miles north of United States 40 on Harmony Road, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her family. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.
French Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.